About Us​

The Environmental Services Division (ESD) is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by maintaining compliance with environmental regulations for drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater quality.

Through the effective management of the Water Monitoring, Industrial Pretreatment, Commercial Inspection, Stormwater Management, and Wastewater Monitoring programs, we provide a safe and reliable domestic water supply to all residents and maintain a clean, healthy environment.

By collecting water quality samples the division supports the department's needs for compliance and operational data from the water distribution and wastewater systems. Sophisticated, computerized sampling and measuring equipment in addition to manual sample collection techniques are used to collect samples. These samples are then analyzed by the city's Water Services Laboratory. We also respond to public inquiries and concerns about drinking water quality.

Our outreach programs educate industry and the public about the impacts than can result when potentially harmful chemicals are dumped into the sanitary sewer (drains and manholes) or the storm drain system. The division also participates in a number of special projects, studies, and emergency response efforts.​​​


Sampling Water Quality​

Liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS/MS)and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GCMS) identify and measure compounds to sample water quality.​​​