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March 11, 2014

MADISON - The Wolf Treatment Plant in Shawano has received the 2014 Registered Laboratory of the Year award. The Department of Natural Resources presents the award annually to recognize laboratories for their outstanding commitment to producing high quality data.

Laboratories such as the lab at the Wolf Treatment Plant perform the vital function of monitoring the quality of treated water discharged into the environment assuring that it meets all applicable standards for protecting public health and natural resources.

"The staff and management at the Wolf Treatment Plant make their lab processes a priority and regularly exceed the minimum requirements," says Steve Geis, environmental science section chief.

Sample analysis is exacting, and to maintain that high quality, Shawano lab has implemented an exceptional quality control program to monitor results and procedures with a system of checks and balances. The lab has also installed preventive maintenance schedules to make sure vital equipment functions properly and accurately.

The lab was also commended for the quality of their record keeping and the clarity of their standard operating procedures. The Wolf Treatment laboratory had no deficiencies during its latest audit and this is the second evaluation in a row, where no significant deficiencies were identified since 2009.

For more information search the DNR website for Laboratory certification & registration program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Geis, environmental science section chief 608-266-0245

Last Revised: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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