Water Sample Information- Which Water Sample Do You Need
FULL SAMPLE- BASELINE WATER SAMPLING RECOMMENDED
If you have a treatment system, the best value is to request the full panel PLUS an extra inorganic panel at a point of use after any filtration or treatment system and/or a bacteria sample at a point of use after mechanical or chemical disinfection system. .
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This is an important plant nutrient and inorganic fertilizer that enters water supply sources from septic systems, animal feed lots, agricultural fertilizers, manure, industrial waste waters, sanitary landfills, and garbage dumps.
Iron bacteria are not harmful; however, they can cause troublesome, persistent, and expensive well and related plumbing problems, including:
Unpleasant taste and odors resembling fuel, sewage, or rotten vegetation
Reddish biofilm on fixtures and staining of white clothing and linens
Rusty, slime buildup in toilet tank, on filters, or the inside of the well casing
Oily sheen on the water surface
Reduced well production or efficiency of point-of-use treatment devices
Premature or excessive corrosion of well and plumbing components.
This test shows the presence of bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide gas. This is also characterized by the "rotten egg" taste or odor. Bacterial slime may be white, grey, black, or reddish-brown (if association with iron bacterial presence also).
There may be black staining on flatware and plumbing fixtures. as well as corrosion on pipes and metal component, notably in the water heater.
This is specially requested water sample, usually when trouble-shooting larger water contamination or health problems. It is an enzymatic procedure that quantifies the number of organisms present in the 100 mL sample.
|METALS PANEL||Only Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron,
Lead, Manganese, Magnesium, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium,
Silver, Sodium, Zinc
|INDIVIDUAL METALS||1 – 3 analytes from Metals Panel list, with the addition of
Uranium to the sample selection
|ANIONS PANEL||Only Nitrate, Nitrite, Fluoride, Chloride, and Sulfate|
Hexavalent Chromium is a naturally occurring element in rocks, animals, plants, soil, volcanic dust, and volcanic gases. Hexavalent Chromium is a known carcinogen.
Coal ash is a gray, sand-like waste material that is made up of silica minerals and metals. Coal ash is the waste material left over after coal is burned for energy. It is made of fine sand (called silica), unburned carbon, and various metals of health concern, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, and lead, selenium, mercury, nickel, and zinc. Direct skin contact with water and sediment containing coal ash may cause skin irritation.
This is a petroleum analysis for heavy weight products and VOC scan for lighter weight petroleum compounds/ distillates.
This analysis includes :
Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Methoxychlor, Lindane, Trifluralin, Propachlor, and a scan for DDT.
This analysis tests for 17 herbicides including Glyphosate (weed killers), 2,4-D and Dicamba.
|NITROGEN-PHOSPHORUS||5 pesticides including Simazine/Prometon and Atrazine|
|EDP, DBCP, TCP||Includes the agricultural fumigants 1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB)
and 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
|CARBAMATES||10 carbamate pesticides including Carbaryl (commonly used garden powders)|