The Laboratory of Sanitary Engineering was founded in 1981 and belongs to the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. The Laboratory is legislated by the P.D. 573 / 1-6-81 (Government Gazette 149 / 11-6-81-Issue A) and was integrated into the School (then Department) of Civil Engineering with the decision of the Senate from 17-12-1982. The areas of activity of the laboratory include training, basic and applied research and the provision of consulting services in matters relating to water resources management and the environment.
More specific scientific areas being covered are water resources management, water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment, solid waste management, wastewater and sludge reuse and utilization, quality of aquatic environment, ecosystems and environmental impact studies.
The Laboratory is accredited for water, sewage and sludge analysis according to ISO 17025 (ESYD).