The Laboratory Excellence Award is given in the form of a plaque to be awarded for outstanding achievement in the implementation of laboratory technique and administration. The awards may be given to municipal facilities for each classification (I, II, III, IV [a] < 10 MGD and IV [b] > 10 MGD).
Candidates for the award shall be determined by the Laboratory Committee and is based upon a graded evaluation of their criteria. Candidates must complete the Laboratory Excellence Award Application and be inspected by a member of the Laboratory committee to be eligible for the Laboratory Excellence Award. To receive an excellence award, the laboratory must score 85% or higher in each category as well as an overall score of 90% or higher.
Annually, a member of the Laboratory Committee will travel to labs around the State to conduct thorough lab audits. The visit will last approximately 2-4 hours and is pre-scheduled to fit your working hours during the months of March through May. During the visit, our inspectors will examine your laboratory records and equipment. An inspection form developed by the Laboratory Committee is used to rate your laboratory conformance to established good laboratory practices. The results of your inspection will be mailed to you in July 2020.
The IWEA laboratory committee is no longer accepting applications for the Laboratory Excellence Award for 2020. If you would like to submit for 2021, please submit an application to receive your lab audit, please complete the form below. All entries received after March 2, 2020 will not be audited in 2020 but will be audited in 2021. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.