No one can live without clean drinking water. Water may look safe, taste good, and smell fine – yet be unsafe to drink.
Leaky underground fuel tanks, pesticides, metals. Many things can contaminate your soil. We can identify them.
Tips for Homeowners: How to Collect a Water Sample for PFAS Analysis
BEFORE SAMPLING The laboratory will provide two preserved bottles for sampling, a bagged field blank kit, and nitrile gloves. The sample collector must wash their hands before sampling and wear nitrile gloves while filling and sealing the sample bottles. PFAS...
Tips for Homeowners: How to Collect a Water Sample for a Basic Package
You can collect the sample in a full 1-quart sized sterilized mason jar. Sterilize the jar by placing the jar and lid in boiling water for 10 minutes or by running it through the dishwasher cycle. FILL ALL THE BOTTLES FROM THE SAME SOURCE SELECT THE BEST SOURCE. The...
Interpretation Of Results
Aluminum occurs naturally in water and is also used in water-treatment processes to flocculate suspended particles. No standard has been set, but at high levels it has been suggested that it may cause skeletal and neurological problems.Arsenic in water can result from...
Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water
WELL ANATOMY All wells must be constructed by licensed well drillers in accordance with state regulations. The well must pass inspection and the water should be certified as potable (drinkable) by the health department before the well can be used. The components of a...
Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria
What are iron bacteria? Iron bacteria are widespread in the environment. They will generally be found in iron water pipes and anywhere else that a combination of dissolved iron and dissolved oxygen is present. Iron bacteria are found in soil, stream, cool surface...
Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination
Question: How can gasoline enter my well water? Answer: Over the past fifty years, many buried gasoline tanks have been abandoned or not properly monitored and are now leaking gasoline into the environment. Unfortunately, once gasoline or fuel oil is lost from the...