Regional Lab

Located in the DWR Asheville Regional Office (Swannonoa, NC).

The regional labotory is an analytical unit of the Inorganic Chemistry Branch (Manager - Roy Byrd).

Responsible for analysis of the parameters listed below (time-sensitive analytical parameters) for water samples collected within the DWR Asheville Region. 

Asheville Regional Laboratory – Parameters:


Alkalinity (includes bicarbonate and carbonate)

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5-day)

Carbonaceous BOD (cBOD5-day)

Coliform, Fecal (bacteria)

Coliform, Total (bacteria)

Specific Conductance (conductivity)


Residue: Suspended Solids

Residue: Total Solids

Address: 2090 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Telephone: 828-296-4678
Fax: 828-299-7043

Kathy Jimison, Chemist (Inorganic Chemistry Branch)