The Regional San Environmental Laboratory has been in operation at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWTP) since 1982. The laboratory employs trained, professional environmental scientists and technical staff committed to providing quality services to meet both routine and challenging analytical needs for studies or monitoring programs.
Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with reliable, high‑quality environmental laboratory services. In order to achieve this objective, we maintain close working relationships with our customers and offer manageable solutions tailored to meet individual customer or program needs.
In addition to providing the standard services (including trace metals, organics, conventional chemistry, bacteriological, microbiological and toxicological analysis), the laboratory also conducts field monitoring and sample collection of ground waters and monitors the water quality of the Sacramento and American Rivers around the Sacramento metropolitan area. To accomplish this task, the laboratory owns the Guardian, a 27-foot, all-weather aluminum boat. At least once a week, a laboratory boat crew travels the river, collecting water samples and performing water quality measurements of the river at various locations.
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If you need additional information about the laboratory, you can call our Laboratory Manager, Srivi Ramamoothy, at (916) 875-9020.
The Regional San Environmental Laboratory is located at 8521 Laguna Station Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758-9550.
Regional San will receive $280.5 million in Proposition 1 grant funding to help make the South County Ag Program a reality for the Sacramento region. The South County Ag Program will deliver highly treated recycled water for agricultural irrigation in the southern portion of Sacramento County, reducing the need for groundwater pumping. Read more!
Regional San is currently undertaking a large effort to upgrade some critical components of the wastewater treatment plant. The Effluent System Reliability Project, which is an extension of the EchoWater Project, will replace 18 large valves that are part of the effluent discharge system, a critical component of the plant’s operations.
Check out the agenda and materials for our upcoming Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. at 700 H Street in downtown Sacramento. For more information about our board, click here.
The 2017 issue of the annual EchoWater Project newsletter has now been mailed to all Regional San customers. This issue focuses on the biological nutrient removal project, the project’s low-cost financing, and challenges faced and met during 2017. It also features a spotlight on the tertiary treatment facilities team and their role in optimizing project delivery. Look for it in your mailbox, or click the image above!
Join us this Saturday, October 14, anytime from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm to enjoy the Bufferlands at your own pace. More than five miles of trails will be marked and open to stroll around the wetlands, lakes, and riparian forests. Bring a camera and binoculars. There are plenty of birds to see this time of year, and many plants are beginning to show fall colors. A time of transition, waterfowl and other wintering birds are arriving while many others are migrating through. Mammal sightings could range from jack rabbits and deer to beavers and river otters.
We care about clean water. To share that message better with you, Regional San and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) want your thoughts and opinions about your water/wastewater services. What’s in it for you? By making your voice heard, you’ll be helping us engage our customers with more compelling and interesting communications. Just click here to take WRF’s short survey.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the Great Central Valley habitats at dusk on the Bufferlands. During these twilight tours, participants will have a chance to see beavers, river otters, muskrats, raccoons, owls, and more. The last tour of the summer is on September 20, so don’t miss out!
Walk on the Wildside is this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your friends and family. The event and parking are FREE. As always, there will be cool educational exhibits, terrific entertainment, and fun hiking trails to explore. Click for details!
Check out the latest news about construction of one of the largest public works projects in the Sacramento region’s history—the EchoWater Project. This monumental Regional San project is a multi-year effort to implement State-required upgrades to our wastewater treatment plant in Elk Grove in order to remove ammonia from our discharge and add filtration and enhanced disinfection processes.
Regional San’s recycled water fill station is now open to help the Sacramento region conserve precious potable water supplies during the dry season. Residential and commercial customers can sign up to obtain safe recycled water for irrigating lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses. To learn more and sign up for the FREE program, click here.
Regional San offers FREE behind-the-scenes tours of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, where you can learn first-hand where your wastewater goes, how it’s cleaned, and what parts of it are recycled. You’ll also receive the latest updates on one of the largest public works projects in our region—the EchoWater Project. Make your reservation today! (Too busy to take a full tour? Check out our Virtual Tour!)
As dry conditions persist and water resources struggle to meet demand, the South County Ag Recycled Water Program plans to deliver a safe and reliable supply of recycled water for agricultural uses in the south county, reducing groundwater pumping, supporting habitat restoration, and benefiting the Delta. Click here to view a new video about the program. Then read more here.
As the EchoWater Project nears construction, contracting opportunities are being posted here. Over the next several years, contractors will be hired for a variety of treatment plant upgrade projects. The combined construction value of all projects is estimated at more than $1 billion.
Regional San is conducting a residential class study to gain a better understanding of the current wastewater characteristics and flows from residential customers who reside in senior living communities and/or apartment complexes. To complete the senior living questionnaire, click here. To complete the questionnaire for apartments, click here.
Come enjoy the riparian and wetland wonders of the Bufferlands during one of our fun seasonal events, including wildlife viewing tours. This 2,150-acre expanse of open space around our treatment plant is an important nature area that provides hundreds of acres of wildlife habitat, farmland and open space. Learn more about the incredible diversity and natural treasures of the Bufferlands.
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