Waste Water Testing

Any type of waste water, be it from a large industrial plant that might have a pre-treatment plant, can be required to test their waste water stream.

A waste water treatment plant treats the water so it can be returned to the environment. Regulatory agencies dictate the type of testing needed for each plant. We are equipped to handle your waste water testing needs. BOD, TSS, NH3, MLSS, TKN, total phosphate, and E. coli are among some of the testing services we can provide.

For those pre-treatment clients that need to have their waste stream periodically tested for a discharge monitoring permit, we have auto samplers and a field team that can perform your periodic composite and grab sampling from your site.

We provide services for stormwater clients that need to have tests done after a rain event. We can provide sample containers, chain of custody forms, and provide sample pick up services Monday through Friday.

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Resources

Interpretation Of Results

Interpretation Of Results

ABBREVIATIONS MCL stands for “Maximum Contaminant Level”.  It is the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.  MCL’s are EPA enforceable standards.  EPA has also published non-enforceable guideline levels for contaminants causing cosmetic problems...

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Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water

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...

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Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria

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...

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Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination

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...

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Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

The Frederick County Health Department supplies the following information to citizens whose well water is contaminated. The department recommends the following procedure for chlorinating a contaminated well. Before treatment, turn off the pump breaker before removing...

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