Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Registered laboratory of the year

Register Lab-of-the-Year awards, which debuted in 1996, are presented annually at the March meeting of the Natural Resources Board. The awards are intended to recognize those laboratories that have developed exceptional systems for producing high-quality data.

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Small laboratories are designated as those facilities having daily effluent flows under 1 MGD and those facilities that perform testing limited to standard wastewater analyses (BOD, Ammonia-Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Total Suspended Solids (TSS)).

Large laboratories are designated as those facilities having daily effluent flows in excess of 1 MGD or those facilities that perform testing that includes parameters outside of standard wastewater analyses (BOD, Ammonia-Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, TSS).

Beginning in 2013, only a single winner, regardless of size, will be selected.

Wall of Fame

2018   Alliant Energy
Edgewater Generating Station
2017 Rhinelander
Sewage Treatment Plant
  Town of Sullivan
Sanitary District #1
2016   City of Columbus
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2015   Ripon
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2014   Wolf
Treatment Plant
2013   Watertown
Wastewater Treatment Plant
  Large Facility   Small Facility  
2012 Whitewater
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Facility
2011 Fond du Lac
Wastewater Treatment Facility
  New Holstein
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2010 Wolf Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2009 Sheboygan
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2008 Neenah Paper
Whiting Wastewater Treatment Plant
  McCain Foods USA
2007 Stevens Point
Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab
-Wolf River

Joint Sewage Commission
2006 City of Janesville
Wastewater Utility Laboratory
  Village of Amherst
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2005 Sparta
Wastewater Treatment Facility Lab
  Middle River
Health & Rehabilitative Center
Wastewater Laboratory
2004 Fontana - Walworth
Water Pollution Control Commission
  Village of Boyd
Wastewater Treatment Plant
2003 Cedarburg
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Water & Sewer Utility
2002 TSS - Ansul
Environmental Control Laboratory
  Village of Cadott
Wastewater Treatment Facility
2001 Stora - Enso
Whiting Mill
  Town of Blanchardville
Wastewater Treatment Facility
2000 Kohler
Chemical & Metallurgical Laboratory
  Marathon City
Wastewater Treatment Facility
1999 Alliant Utilities
Nelson Dewey Station
  City of Juneau
Wastewater Treatment Facility
1998 Dairyland Power
Environmental Laboratory
  City of DePere
Wastewater Treatment Facility
1997 WP & L - Edgewater
Generating Facility Laboratory
  City of Medford
Wastewater Treatment Facility
1996 Modine
Manufacturing Company
  Town of Bloomer
Wastewater Treatment Facility