The Tasks and Tools of Water Quality Analysts

The Tasks and Tools of Water Quality Analysts (One of Environmental Health Technician Professionals) 

Professionals in this career pathway perform many tasks to help health sector live up to its expectations. They all have common tasks and tools. 


However, here we are looking at the Water Quality Analysts who share many tasks and tools. Their tasks and the tools used include but not limited to the following: 


Their tasks include but not limited to the following: They

  • Go to the extent of giving governments and public suggestions on how to control or completely put an end to hazardous conditions at places of work and in public facilities.
  • Issue permits, and documents on cleanup or closure plans.
  • Ensure laboratory workers’ activities are monitored.
  • Commence processes that could lead to the closure or payment of fines by organizations that go against health and environmental rules.
  • Formulate procedures needed for testing.
  • Gather from different sources models of gases, water, soils, industrial wastewater, or asbestos products to be used for pollutant levels or identify sources.


There are various tools that are available to Water Quality Analysts in the performance of their tasks. These tools are designed to make their works easy and enhance their performance. Some of these tools include:

  • Benchtop centrifuges – Centrifuges 
  • Flame ionization analyzers – Flame ionization detectors FID Laboratory bailers – Water sampling bailers 
  • Multi gas monitors – Explosive gas monitors; Landfill gas collection systems; Landfill gas detection systems 
  • Paint tester – Lead surface sampling kits 
  • Portable data input terminals – Field data collection computers 
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter – Noise dosimeters; Noise logging analyzers; Noise monitoring instruments; Sound level meters 
  • Spectrophotometers 
  • Still cameras – 35millimeter cameras  
  • Water analyzers – Chloride test kits; Hach field kits; Water chemistry analysis equipment