LCRA ELS has temporarily changed its sample drop-off procedures to help protect staff and clients from COVID-19. Read more. The laboratory continues to accept samples from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services

A NELAP laboratory providing quality testing to safeguard public health and ensure regulatory compliance.

Our Services

LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services (ELS) is a full-service environmental sampling and analysis organization in Austin, Texas. LCRA ELS provides the most reliable and highest quality analytical, field, and courier services to meet our customer needs. ELS is a NELAP accredited laboratory.

LCRA ELS supports the Lower Colorado River Authority mission by helping ensure the quality of the lower Colorado River and its watershed, and extends its services to a wide range of customers and agencies throughout the United States.

  • Sampling and monitoring

    • Certified and experienced sampling staff with Class D Water Operator’s licenses
    • Full range of sampling equipment – GPS, watercraft fleet and stormwater auto samplers
    • Ability to respond to stormwater events around-the-clock
    • Equipment rental program
  • Customer and project services

    • Electronic reporting to your state or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Electronic data deliverables to client
    • Pre-printed chain-of-custody and sampling container labels
    • Sampling containers
    • Satellite sample drop-off locations
    • Discounted round-trip shipping rates
    • Courier services to include on-site pickup, established courier routes and sample kit drop-off