Homeowner and Residential Drinking Water, Groundwater, Spring Water Testing and Environmental Education PROGRAM

Residential Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program

Water Research Center

Residential Water Supply and Homeowner Drinking Water
Testing Evaluation Program
Private Well Water Systems


by:
Mr. Brian Oram, PG
B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.


Environmental Education and Outreach - Drinking water testing and analysis services provided by a certified laboratory.  The residential water testing program includes analysis for common water quality problems, microbiological contamination, and makes recommendations regarding the potential need for water treatment devices, such as: softeners, reverse osmosis units, distillation, neutralizers, chlorination systems, ultraviolet or UV systems.

Homeowner Education Program

Homeowner Evaluation Program

Education Program

The Center is making available a number of free informational documents related to common drink water quality issues and problems, such as: Giardia cysts, Crytpsporidium, nitrates, lead, corrosion, bacteria and much more.  Below are three more detailed reports, but more information can be found at the help desk.   The informational documents that are available include:

The Water Library - Pdf files on Water Issues and Topics

Report #1: Giardia and Crytosporidium and Waterborne Disease

Report #2: Nitrates: Health Hazard

Report #3: Lead in Drinking Water

Online Reference Library - Water Treatment, Septic System, Bioterroism - Free Articles, Links to Other Website, and Low Cost Reference Materials - NEW PAGE

Evaluation Programs

Note: These programs are for information only and to assist in the evaluation of the general quality of your water.  These packages are not suitable for systems that are required to report for regulatory reasons or any form of litigation.

Package Option #1 - The Basic Water Chemistry Package.

Homeowners interested in getting their water tested can request the following testing packages

Basic Water Quality Chemistry Package
(additional services available upon request)
pH Conductivity and
Corrosion Index
Total
Dissolved
Solids
Total
Coliform
Alkalinity Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sodium
Calcium, Magnesium, 
Potassium, Zinc
Nitrate and Nitrite Chloride, Sulfate, Chlorine Total
Hardness

The cost of this analysis is only $ 80.00 per sample and includes a professional evaluation of the results with recommendations. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 1. Please put Water Testing Option 1 in Subject area.  

Note: To add analysis for lead, the addition cost will be $ 15.00 per sample. Please note that lead analysis is only conducting once per month, so the analysis results may be delay.  Therefore, the cost of Option 1 with lead is $ 95.00. To request a homeowners water sampling package with lead, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 1 with Lead. Please put Water Testing Option 1 with lead in Subject area.  

Package Option #2 - The Basic Water Bacterial Package.

Homeowners interested in getting their water tested can request the Center for Environmental Quality to conduct a water quality analysis. The basic bacterial testing package includes testing for Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, and Fecal Streptococcus.  This is the initial recommendation if the homeowner is concerned about the presence of pathogenic or disease causing organisms in a water supply.

The cost of this analysis is only $ 40.00 per sample and includes a professional evaluation of the results with recommendations. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 2. Please put Water Testing Option 2 in Subject area.

Package Option #3 - Specialized Bacterial Package.

Homeowners interested in getting their water tested can request the Center for Environmental Quality to conduct a water quality analysis. The specialized bacterial testing package includes testing for coliform bacteria, iron reducing bacteria, slime bacteria, and sulfur reducing bacteria.  This package is recommended if you want to check the general potability of your water source, plus you are having problems with elevated iron levels, musty odors, or sulfur odors.

The cost of this analysis is only $ 55.00 per sample and includes a professional evaluation of the results with recommendations. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 3. Please put Water Testing Option 3 in Subject area.

Package Option # 4 - Metals, Organics, Volatile Organic Compounds, Pesticides, Herbicides and More

Package Option #5 - Pathogenic Bacteria

Homeowners interested in getting their water tested can request the Center for Environmental Quality to conduct a water quality analysis. The specialized bacterial testing package includes testing for coliform bacteria, presence/absence testing for pathogenic bacteria, and standard plate count..  This package is recommended if you want to check the general potability of your water source, plus you are having problems with musty odors, repeated coliform positives, taste problems, or sulfur odors.

The cost of this analysis is only $ 55.00 per sample and includes a professional evaluation of the results with recommendations. To request a homeowners water sampling package, please send an email to the address found below and include the following: Name, complete mailing address, email address, and a description of your water supply and possible concerns by email to Request Order Form For Option 5. Please put Water Testing Option 5 in Subject area.

Online Training Courses

New Online Training Courses for Professionals  - http://online-training-courses.info/
LEED- AP / Green Associate Training/ Professional Development Hours Courses

Alternative Energy and Green Technologies
 Energy Auditor Training Program
 Health and Safety Training - Chemical Handling and Disposal
 Engineering, Construction, and Electrical Training Programs
 Farm-Agricultural - Rural Business Education

 Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment,
and Stormwater Design, Operation, and Management

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For More information about the Water Research Center, 
please contact:

 Attn: Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist (PG)
Water Research Center
B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.
15 Hillcrest Drive
Dallas, PA 18612

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