The Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University operates and maintains a series of state-of-the-art water quality and drinking water quality testing laboratories. The facility, a non-profit/ equal opportunity employer, is operated and managed, within the Environmental Engineering and Engineering Department under the auspices of the Center for Environmental Quality. Currently, the laboratory conducts applied research, testing related to product development, assists with research and development, and maintains a Homeowner or Private Well Owner Outreach Program.
The research laboratory has worked on projects related to acid mine drainage (AMD), mine drainage, lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, filtration plant performance evaluations, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, soils testing, soil morphological evaluations, water well drilling and construction, drinking water testing, mail order water testing kit program, and land reclamation. The Center has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union.