Aqua Pennsylvania Appoints Christine Brisbin as Director of New Environmental Laboratory

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Aqua Pennsylvania has promoted Christine Brisbin to laboratory director for its William C. Ross Environmental Laboratory in its Bryn Mawr headquarters.

In her new role, Brisbin oversees all water quality testing in the laboratory to help ensure the water Aqua delivers to its customers meets federal and state health and environmental requirements. At the new state-of-the-art facility, which opened earlier this year, Brisbin supervises the chemists and microbiologists who conduct daily water sample tests and the employees who manage and conduct routine quality assurance and administrative support.

“Christine’s strong and extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment makes her the right person to fill this role,” said Christopher Crockett, Essential Utilities’ chief environmental, safety, and sustainability officer. “In her previous role running our microbiology laboratory, she championed a culture of delivering high-quality water and wastewater services, while protecting Earth’s most precious resource. Our company sees and values her passion, and we know her breadth of knowledge and commitment to our mission will help us continue to meet high standards of water quality and environmental compliance.”

Brisbin has more than 39 years of experience in compliance testing of drinking water and wastewater in accordance with state and federal regulations. Her water industry career began at the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) laboratory in Chester, before she joined Aqua in its chemistry laboratory. Brisbin has spent most of her career in Aqua’s microbiology laboratory, where she was promoted to the role of microbiologist and, later, chief of microbiology.

Brisbin holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marywood University and a master’s degree in Public Health with a focus in Environmental Health from West Chester University. She holds a graduate certificate in emergency preparedness and is a member of the American Water Works Association.

Aqua’s laboratory is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and test results are accepted by each state for compliance testing.

Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.5 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.

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