UNH Water Quality Analysis Laboratory

The Water Quality Analysis Laboratory (WQAL) is a research facility within the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. This facility provides high-quality, reasonably priced analyses in support of research projects conducted by scientists, students, government agencies, private companies, and watershed groups from throughout the University, state, and nation.

Director: William H McDowell

Assistant Director: Adam Wymore

Lab Manager: Jody Potter


Contact info:
office tel: (603) 862-2341
lab tel: (603) 862-1794

Lab address:
University of New Hampshire
181 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Turnaround time:
It usually takes about a month for most routine analyses, but please contact us because it will depend on the analyses to be done, the number of samples, and the lab backlog. Rapid turnaround time is available for an additional fee.

Please note: The Laboratory is not designed to provide analysis of single samples from individuals, such as for drinking water supplies; the NH Department of Environmental Services lab or commercial laboratories are better able to meet those needs.