With the growing population, the need to ensure that the water supplies are safe is also increasing. One of the sources of water is groundwater. This is also known as well water, the aquifer, or the water table, and it is the source of water for springs.
Testing groundwater for the presence of impurities and to ensure that the water source is being properly protected is of utmost importance. You’ll learn about the quality of water and whether any contaminants are present in it, and then take actions accordingly.
So, water testing is important and if you are looking for such services to make sure that the groundwater in your locality is free from contaminants, you can always connect with us. We are a certified site environmental monitor and are in this field for quite some time now. We can and do test the quality of water samples and produce legally valid reports.
How is Groundwater Tested?
Groundwater is water found naturally beneath the surface of the earth. This is different from surface water which is found naturally at the earth’s surface.
Testing groundwater consists of collecting samples and analyzing them in a laboratory. Testing can take different forms. Sometimes the unaided eye is enough to see visible contaminants present. Depth measurement tools, electronic meters, are also used. Sometimes, groundwater samples are tested on the field itself, which is called in situ testing.
Samples of groundwater can be collected both manually and by using automated samplers. For collecting samples manually, tools like bailers, bladder pumps, or centrifugal pumps are used. The sample is then emptied into laboratory sample bottles.
Automated samplers are also used and they can be programmed to collect groundwater samples at specific time intervals over a certain period. The samples collected this way can be separate samples or sample aliquots, which are then added to a large sample container to produce a composite sample.
The sample collected, whether manually or automatically, is then taken to a laboratory for analysis. They can be tested for biological, chemical, or physical parameters.
Why is Groundwater Testing Done?
Groundwater testing is a type of environmental monitoring and scientific analysis of samples can determine if there are any negative impacts or threats to the environment.
You can test the groundwater for many reasons. For example, you might be one who truly cares about the environment and wants to produce groundwater quality data to show that your facility is not polluting the water below.
Often, groundwater remediation projects require scientific analysis of groundwater. It may also be a part of the monitoring under the existing Remedial Action Plan.
Additionally, you may need to establish current groundwater quality conditions if you are planning to introduce a new operation so that the operation’s impact on groundwater can be projected.
The Necessity of Using Scientific Processes
If you need to test the groundwater, you’ll want to make sure that proper scientific processes are used for doing so. It will make sure that the data are valid and defensible in court. If you do not make use of such processes, you may end up with credibility problems. Even if you did not impact the quality of groundwater, you may be thought of doing so, because of the faulty data.
That’s why partnering with certified environmental and remediation services is necessary. We are certified and provide such services and water testing done by us is comprehensive and the tools and processes used to come to the results are high-end and free from errors. So, you can always connect with us for testing the water quality and other such services.