Friday, August 10, 2012

Water Quality Testing - My Water Quality

We provide independent water quality testing and water testing kits. Because of recent developments and increased education and outreach in the United States, the private well owner and small water system operator are finally getting the facts about their drinking water quality.   The Water Research Center is run by Mr. Brian Oram is a licensed professional geologist and soil scientist with over 20 years experience in applied earth and environmental sciences. Mr. Oram has conducted research and consulting projects related to acid mine drainage ( AMD ), mine drainage, lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, filtration plant performance evaluations, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, soils testing, soil morphological evaluations, water well drilling and construction, drinking water testing, mail order water testing kit program, and land reclamation. Mr. Oram has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established drinking water standards for public water supplies, but the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is the agency that enforces these standards in Pennsylvania. A public water supply is defined as “a system which provides water to
the public for human consumption and which has at least 15 service connections or regularly services an average of at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year.” Therefore, a private well that services your home is not specifically regulated by the drinking water standards, but these standards can be used to evaluate the quality of your drinking water. This also means that a well that may serve multiple families or a spring/pond that may service an agribusiness may still not be regulated under the US EPA Drinking Water Standards.

With respect to water quality, the drinking water standards are divided into two types of standards. The primary drinking water standards were set based on specific health concerns or impacts whereas the secondary drinking water standards are based on aesthetic issues and concerns. For example, water which slightly exceeds the secondary standard for iron would still be safe to drink but might have a metallic
taste and could leave a reddish-orange stain on plumbing and laundry. The primary drinking water standards are also known as Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) and the secondary drinking water standards are known as Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels (SMCL).

The Water Research Center has partnered with B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc, national and regional certified laboratory and other independent laboratories to provide you with the best information on baseline testing and sampling as it relates to Oil and Gas Development, Common Water Quality Problems for Private Wells, Informational Water Testing, and other information to help you understand the quality of your drinking water and Protect YOUR Family.

With respect to water quality testing and our testing kits- Our team of water quality professionals can help you and our program is designed to help you identify the possible cause of a water quality problem for free.  With the information we have provided, we can help to diagnose your water quality issues and concerns and if necessary our water testing services are designed to focus specifically on residential and homeowner concerns and confirm your suspensions.   We have experience working on private water wells, springs, city water, community water system, commercial water systems, and industrial water needs.

Our goal is to give your family peace of mind and assist you to protect you and your family.
Act NOW - Get Your Water Tested ! The following is link to the key features of our site:

Hard Water and Your Drinking Water
Barium and Drinking Water Quality (NEW)
Bacteria in Drinking Water
Coliform Bacteria and Health EffectsFecal Coliform in Water
Color, Odor, Turbidity in Drinking Water and Well Water
Odor in Water

Corrosion - A common drinking water problem
Cryptosporidium parvum
Giardia lamblia
Iron and Manganese in Drinking and Tap Water
Lead In Drinking Water
Lithium in Drinking Water - (NEW)
Water Testing Kits Services and Water Quality Parameters
Nitrate /Nitrogen Groundwater, Springs, Well Water, Spring Water
pH of Water (new) pH indicators
Sulfates and Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion, Well Water, Nuisance BacteriaRotten Egg Odors- Sulfur Bacteria, Sulfur Odors
Newest Website -Total Dissolved Solids
Certified -Baseline Water Testing - Natural Gas Development (Multi-State)

New Private Well Owner Outreach Related to Natural Gas Development
For ALL Private
Well and Water System Owners in the United States


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