Fairway Laboratories has been providing environmental lab services for more than 30 years, at 8 offices in Pennsylvania Ohio, and West Virginia.

The newest location is here in Erie.

For now all samples are sent out to other labs fore testing.

A state certification is pending. When that is obtained, Katy Perry will be doing many water quality tests at the local lab, making sure the customer's water meets required safety standards.

Katy Perry said, "It is a chromogenic test, kind of a color change test to determine total coliform and E-coli in drinking water. Those would be the bacteria that make people sick."

While the certification to do the local testing is still pending,  Fairway has already attracted customers from Erie, Crawford and Warren counties.

Katy Perry said, "I think there is a need for this type of environmental lab and the service we provide."