MMWD at Work

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Chris, Water Quality Lab Manager 
Marin Municipal Water District’s water goes through over 120,000 quality tests in a year to ensure what arrives at your home’s tap is safe to drink. Who oversees many of tests, and ultimately, the health and safety of our customers? Chris Nanney, our Water Quality Lab Manager.
During his 20 years (and counting!) at MMWD, Chris has worked his way from an entry level Chemist, to managing the lab — gaining invaluable experience along the way. 

Chris oversees all water quality field staff as they gather samples from different points in MMWD’s water distribution system.

He also manages a team of chemists that test the samples to ensure our water meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards.

With ever-changing regulations and improved testing technology and equipment, there is rarely a dull day in the lab. “MMWD keeps me challenged, as there is always something new for us in the lab world.”

As MMWD’s resident water quality expert, Chris finds answering customer questions and troubleshooting T&O (taste and odor) concerns especially rewarding. 

With a professional like Chris working behind the scenes, our customers can rest assured their water not only tastes great, but is safe to drink, and that is an irreplaceable asset to our community.