Although fracking has transformed gas and oil production globally, the flow back and produced water generated contains thousands of unrevealed chemicals that pose groundwater contamination concerns to the general public. Methods to analyze the anions, metals, organic acids, and other contaminants in such water are provided here as a convenient reference for lab analysts.
Water Quality Analysis Information
Comprehensive water quality solutions
For water quality monitoring, we offer multiple techniques for the analysis of drinking water, surface water, groundwater, and wastewater to comply with legislations and regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the the Clean Water Act (CWA) are the two important environmental laws on water regulations. These laws require the U. S. EPA to set regulatory standards and approve analytical methods for drinking water and wastewater discharged to surface water.
- Minimize environmental impact on groundwater
- Dispose of wastewater, drill cuttings, & brines
- Improve fracking processes
Water is a precious resource and its scarcity has already influenced the quality of our lives. Water regulations are critical to enforce the preservation of our environment and water resources so we have safe water to drink and clean water to use as the supply for drinking water and irrigation.
- Alternate technologies and methodologies
- EU water framework directive
- Regulatory agencies
In 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect the public health from contaminants in drinking water. Federal law requires the US EPA to set the regulatory standards for drinking water.
- Inorganic ion contaminants
- Metal contaminants
- Organic contaminants
- Emerging contaminants
Wastewater discharged to surface water without a proper control can pollute rivers and lakes, and even ground water. To protect water in the US from pollution by discharged wastewater, the Clean Water Act (CWA) was established in 1972.
- NPDES permits
- Physical properties
- Organic tests
- Biological measurements
- Nutrient tests
- Metal tests
- Organic and emerging contaminants
The lack of clean drinking water and corresponding rise in environmental water pollution are growing concerns. We provide the tools necessary to quantify contaminants in water for your analysis needs.
The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources was charged with enhancing quality of life in the region by providing water, wastewater and storm water services to their customers while preserving natural water resources.