Expert Soil, Groundwater & Water Testing Services

Chemical contaminants pose a significant challenge for commercial and industrial sites as well as civil construction projects. At ESP Environmental, we understand the importance of environmental compliance on your site or project. We provide clients with forward-thinking solutions and deep industry insight to address the complexities of chemical contamination and ensure the safety of your environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chemical contaminants pose a major concern for commercial and industrial sites as well as civil construction projects.
  • ESP Environmental offers expert soil, groundwater, and water testing services to address environmental compliance needs.
  • Our solutions are tailored to the specific requirements of your site or project, providing you with peace of mind.
  • We provide forward-thinking approaches and industry insights to effectively manage chemical contaminants.
  • By partnering with ESP Environmental, you can ensure the safety and quality of your environment.

Water Testing and Sampling

Accurate water testing requires proper sampling and preservation techniques to ensure reliable analysis results. At Envirolab Services, we adhere to the guidelines outlined in AS/NZS 5667 and other authoritative sources, prioritizing the integrity of water samples.

To maintain the integrity of water samples, it is crucial to promptly refrigerate them after collection and deliver them to the laboratory within 24 hours. This ensures that the samples remain stable and representative of the water source.

To facilitate proper sampling and preservation, Envirolab provides specialized sample bottles and preservatives tailored to the specific testing parameters required by our clients. We offer testing services for a wide range of water sources, including:

  • Borehole water
  • Well water
  • Rainwater tanks
  • Bottled water
  • Cooling water
  • Drinking water
  • Estuarine and marine water
  • Freshwater
  • Groundwater
  • Irrigation water
  • Landfill leachate
  • Legionella
  • Saline water
  • Stormwater
  • Surface water
  • Swimming pool water
  • Wastewater

Our comprehensive water testing services encompass a wide range of analysis parameters, ensuring that our clients receive accurate and reliable results for their specific water sources.

Why is proper sampling and preservation important?

“Proper sampling and preservation techniques are essential to ensure accurate water analysis results. By following the recommended guidelines and using specialized sample bottles and preservatives, we can help our clients obtain reliable data and make informed decisions to protect water quality.”

Through our diligent sampling and preservation practices, Envirolab Services plays a vital role in safeguarding water quality and supporting environmental testing requirements. Trust us for your water testing needs, and let our expertise help you ensure the safety and integrity of your water sources.

Type of WaterTesting Services
Borehole waterTesting for various contaminants and parameters
Well waterAnalysis for microbiological and chemical contaminants
Rainwater tanksFull suite of testing for ensuring water quality
Bottled waterVerification of safety and compliance
Cooling waterAssessment of corrosion, scaling, and microbiological growth
Drinking waterComprehensive analysis for regulatory compliance
Estuarine and marine waterTesting for contaminants and ecological impact
FreshwaterAssessment of water quality and ecological health
GroundwaterFull suite of testing for various applications
Irrigation waterAnalysis of suitability for agricultural use
Landfill leachateAssessment of contaminants and environmental impact
LegionellaDetection and quantification of Legionella bacteria
Saline waterTesting for salt content and suitability for various applications
StormwaterAnalysis for pollutants and compliance with environmental regulations
Surface waterComprehensive testing for ecological health and contamination
Swimming pool waterVerification of water quality and safety for swimmers
WastewaterComprehensive analysis for regulatory compliance and environmental impact

Organic Contamination Testing

Envirolab Services has extensive experience in testing for organic contamination in water. We offer reliable testing services to identify sources of organic contamination and ensure compliance with national and local regulatory requirements.

Our testing services cover a wide range of organic compounds, including:

  • Voltaile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from fuel sources
  • Semivoltaile Organic Compounds (SVOCs)
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Phenols
  • Herbicides and Fungicides
  • Pesticides
  • Polybrominated Diethyl Ethers (PBDEs)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Dioxins and Furans
  • Explosives
  • Organometallics

Our comprehensive testing helps you identify specific contaminants and their sources, allowing you to take appropriate measures to protect your water resources. By ensuring the integrity and accuracy of our testing methods, we deliver reliable results that enable you to make informed decisions for environmental management.

If you suspect organic contamination in your water sources, contact Envirolab Services today for expert testing and analysis.

Anion Testing

Envirolab Services offers comprehensive testing services for anions in water. Anions are essential indicators of water quality, providing valuable insights into potential health risks and suitability for specific applications. By conducting rigorous testing for various anions, including alkalinity, bromide, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, oxyhalides, phosphate, and sulphate, Envirolab helps assess the overall quality of your water.

Understanding the levels of anions present in your water is crucial for determining its overall suitability for consumption, industrial use, and environmental impact. Let Envirolab’s expert team of scientists and technicians analyze your water samples to provide accurate and reliable results.

Here is a table that showcases the different anions tested by Envirolab Services:

AnionRole in WaterPotential Health Risks
AlkalinityBuffering capacityExcess alkalinity can affect taste and corrosion
BromideNaturally occurring compoundExcess bromide can lead to issues with disinfection processes
ChlorideIndicator of salinityExcessive chloride levels can impact taste and corrosion
FluorideDental healthExcess fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis
NitratePlant nutrientHigh nitrate levels can affect infants and cause methemoglobinemia
NitriteByproduct of nitrate conversionExcess nitrite can be toxic and lead to methemoglobinemia
OxyhalidesDisinfection byproductsExcessive oxyhalide levels can have health implications
PhosphateEssential nutrientExcess phosphate can lead to eutrophication and algal blooms
SulphateIndicator of salinityExcessive sulphate levels can affect taste and corrosion

Envirolab’s anion testing services ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of your water quality, enabling you to make informed decisions regarding its usage. Contact Envirolab Services at 1300 377 522 to avail of their expertise in anion testing and ensure the safety and suitability of your water.

Cation Testing

Envirolab Services offers comprehensive testing for cations in water to assess water quality and ensure its suitability for various purposes. Cations can significantly impact water corrosiveness and the performance of pipelines, equipment, and consumer systems. By analyzing the levels of key cations such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, Envirolab helps identify potential corrosion issues and ensures the integrity of water systems.

Water corrosiveness can lead to costly damages, affecting the efficiency and durability of infrastructure. Testing for cations allows for the early detection and prevention of corrosive tendencies in water sources, safeguarding the reliability of water supply and infrastructure.

Why Test for Cations?

Testing for cations is a vital aspect of water quality assessment, as high levels of certain cations can indicate potential issues. Sodium, for example, can lead to issues with taste and salinity, while high levels of calcium and magnesium can contribute to the formation of scale and decrease water flow. Potassium, on the other hand, is closely monitored to ensure optimal performance in agricultural applications.

By understanding the levels of these key cations, water authorities, industries, and individuals can take proactive measures to regulate and control the corrosiveness of water, reducing the risk of damage and increasing the efficiency and lifespan of infrastructure.

Envirolab Services utilizes industry-leading testing methods and technologies to accurately quantify cations in water samples. Their team of experts works diligently to provide reliable results and valuable insights, enabling clients to make informed decisions regarding water treatment and management.

Common Cations and their Impact

CationImpact
Sodium (Na+)Potential issues with taste, salinity, and equipment performance
Potassium (K+)Significant in agricultural applications for optimal crop growth
Calcium (Ca2+)Potential scale formation, decreased water flow, and equipment damage
Magnesium (Mg2+)Scale formation and decreased water flow

Envirolab Services is committed to ensuring water quality and helping clients proactively manage the corrosive potential of water systems. With their advanced testing capabilities and expertise in cation analysis, they provide accurate and reliable results that empower stakeholders to protect infrastructure, optimize operations, and ensure the longevity of water supply systems.

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Bioavailable Metal Testing

At Envirolab Services, we specialize in bioavailable metal testing using the chelex method. This unique approach allows us to assess the bioavailability of metals in water, providing valuable insights for potential toxicity assessments and environmental impact evaluations.

We offer comprehensive testing services for a wide range of bioavailable metals, ensuring the safety and quality of water sources. Our dedicated team of experts conducts thorough analyses for metals including aluminum, copper, mercury, barium, cobalt, molybdenum, beryllium, iron, nickel, cadmium, lead, tin, chromium, manganese, vanadium, and zinc.

By accurately determining the bioavailability of metals in water, we help our clients assess the ecological impact of these materials and ensure the preservation of water sources.

Why Choose Envirolab Services for Bioavailable Metal Testing?

  • We utilize the chelex method, which is a reliable and effective technique for assessing metal bioavailability.
  • Our experienced team of scientists and analysts follow stringent quality control measures to ensure accurate and precise results.
  • We provide comprehensive testing services for a wide range of bioavailable metals, covering all essential parameters.
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced instruments enable us to deliver results in a timely manner.
  • We collaborate closely with our clients, offering expert guidance and support throughout the testing process.

By choosing Envirolab Services for your bioavailable metal testing needs, you can have confidence in the accuracy and reliability of our results. Contact us today to learn more about our testing services and how we can assist you in ensuring the safety of water sources.

PFAS Testing

Envirolab Services offers specialized testing for PFAS (perfluorinated compounds), including PFOS, PFHxS, and PFOA. These compounds are a cause for concern due to their persistence and potential health risks. With state-of-the-art LC-MSMS technology, Envirolab can accurately detect PFAS in various sample matrices such as water, soil, blood/serum, and biota.

To ensure comprehensive testing, Envirolab also provides assessments for precursor PFAS compounds using the Total Oxidisable Precursor Assay (TOPA). This testing methodology helps identify and quantify PFAS contamination in water sources, supporting the requirements of environmental testing.

By utilizing advanced technology and expertise, Envirolab Services plays a crucial role in identifying and addressing the presence of PFAS in the environment.

Envirolab Services applies LC-MSMS technology to detect PFAS in various sample matrices, including water, soil, blood/serum, and biota. This cutting-edge technology allows for precise and reliable results, enabling effective monitoring and mitigation of PFAS contamination.

Bacteria and Microorganism Testing

Ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water is of utmost importance. At Envirolab Services, we specialize in bacteria and microorganism testing to identify potential health risks and sources of contamination in water sources.

Our comprehensive testing services cover a range of bacteria including E.coli, Legionella, Salmonella, thermotolerant coliforms, and total plate counts. By analyzing the presence and concentration of these bacteria, we can assess the safety and quality of drinking water, helping you make informed decisions to protect the well-being of your community.

“Waterborne pathogens such as E.coli, Legionella, and Salmonella can cause severe illnesses and pose significant health risks. By conducting thorough bacteria and microorganism testing, we can mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of your drinking water.”

Our state-of-the-art laboratories utilize advanced testing methods and technologies to deliver accurate and reliable results. We adhere to stringent quality control procedures to ensure the integrity of our testing processes, providing you with confidence in the accuracy of our findings.

By partnering with Envirolab Services for bacteria and microorganism testing, you can safeguard the health and well-being of your community. Contact us today to learn more about our testing services and how we can assist in maintaining the safety and quality of your drinking water.

Key Points:

  • Envirolab Services specializes in bacteria and microorganism testing for drinking water.
  • We test for bacteria such as E.coli, Legionella, Salmonella, thermotolerant coliforms, and total plate counts.
  • Our testing methods are accurate, reliable, and conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • By partnering with Envirolab Services, you can ensure the safety and quality of your drinking water.

Bacteria testing

Bacteria and Microorganism Testing Results

Bacteria/PathogenAccepted LimitsTest Results
E.coli0 CFU/100mL
Legionella0 CFU/mL
SalmonellaNot DetectedNot Detected
Thermotolerant Coliforms5 CFU/100mL
Total Plate Counts50 CFU/mL

Nutrient Testing

Excessive levels of nutrients can have detrimental effects on ecosystems and human health. At Envirolab Services, we provide comprehensive nutrient testing for water samples to assess their impact on water quality and support sustainable resource management. Our testing services cover a range of essential nutrients including:

NutrientDescription
NitrogenTesting for various forms of nitrogen including ammonia, TKN (Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen), nitrate, nitrite, and organic nitrogen.
PhosphorusTesting for ortho-phosphate and total phosphorus to evaluate the levels of this essential nutrient.

Our nutrient testing helps identify potential sources of nutrient pollution, assess ecological impacts, and ensure the safety and quality of water resources. By understanding nutrient levels, we can make informed decisions to mitigate risks and protect ecosystems. Trust Envirolab Services for reliable nutrient testing and precise analysis of water samples.

Soil Testing

Soil testing plays a vital role in understanding soil properties and ensuring compliance with legislation requirements. At Envirolab Services, we offer targeted soil testing programs tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require testing for environmental management register (EMR) and contaminated land register (CLR) lots, development in low-lying areas with acid sulfate soils, or land resource assessments, our comprehensive tests provide valuable insights.

Soil testing helps evaluate the suitability of soil for various land uses, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. It also enables landowners and developers to make informed decisions based on accurate data. By identifying soil properties such as composition, pH levels, nutrient content, and contamination levels, we help you optimize land use and minimize environmental risks.

  • Detailed analysis of soil properties and composition
  • Identification of potential contaminants and pollutants
  • Assessment of nutrient content and fertility
  • Evaluation of soil texture and compaction
  • Determination of acidity or alkalinity levels
  • Investigation of potential acid sulfate soils

Our team of experts utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and follows strict protocols to ensure accurate and reliable results. We adhere to Australian standards and guidelines, providing you with the necessary information to meet legislation requirements and make informed decisions about land use and development.

Benefits of Soil Testing

Soil testing offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Optimized land use planning
  • Protection of natural resources
  • Improved crop yield and agricultural productivity
  • Early detection and prevention of soil degradation
  • Compliance with environmental regulations

Soil testing helps evaluate the suitability of soil for various land uses and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

At Envirolab Services, we understand the importance of accurate soil testing in environmental management. Contact us today to discuss your soil testing needs and unlock valuable insights for sustainable land resource management.

Testing ParametersBenefits
Soil compositionDetermines soil fertility and nutrient content
Contaminant analysisIdentifies potential pollutants and health risks
Acidity/alkalinityAssesses soil pH levels for optimal plant growth
Texture and compactionProvides insights on soil structure and drainage
Acid sulfate soilsIdentifies potential issues in low-lying areas

Environmental Assessment Services

When it comes to comprehensive environmental assessment services in Australia, ESG Environmental is a trusted name. Their team of experts specializes in a range of environmental studies, including hydrogeological studies, soil studies, and groundwater assessment. With their knowledge and experience, they can provide tailored investigations to meet the specific needs of your project.

ESG Environmental takes a staged approach to identify environmental risk drivers, ensuring a thorough assessment of the site. They also offer services such as contaminant and seepage modeling, hydrogeological modeling, and groundwater management plans. Their commitment to working closely with clients ensures successful outcomes and optimizes project efficiency.

Conclusion

Ensuring the safety and quality of the environment requires reliable soil, groundwater, and water testing services. At Envirolab Services and ESG Environmental, we are trusted providers of NATA accredited testing and analysis. Our comprehensive range of testing services allows us to assess soil and water contaminants, helping you comply with regulatory requirements and make informed decisions to protect the environment.

Our expertise in environmental testing allows us to identify potential risks and provide accurate results to support your environmental management strategies. By partnering with Envirolab Services and ESG Environmental, you can unlock peace of mind, knowing that our expert team is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through reliable and accurate testing services.

Contact Envirolab Services at 1300 377 522 to discover how our soil, groundwater, and water testing services can benefit your projects. We are committed to providing exceptional service and helping you maintain the safety and quality of the environment. Trust us to be your partner in environmental testing.

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FAQ

Why is soil, groundwater, and water testing important?

Soil, groundwater, and water testing are essential to ensure the safety and quality of the environment. Testing helps identify potential contaminants, assess water quality, and support compliance with regulatory requirements.

What types of water does Envirolab Services test?

Envirolab Services offers testing for various types of water, including potable, process, groundwaters, surface waters, and wastewaters. They provide expert advice on sampling and preservation techniques to ensure accurate analysis.

What contaminants does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services conducts testing for a wide range of contaminants, including organic compounds, anions, cations, bioavailable metals, PFAS, bacteria, and nutrients. Their testing services help identify potential health risks and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

How should water samples be collected and delivered for testing?

Water samples should be collected using proper sampling and preservation techniques, following guidelines outlined in AS/NZS 5667 and other authoritative sources. Samples should be refrigerated and delivered to the laboratory within 24 hours of sampling to ensure accurate analysis results.

What types of organic compounds does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services specializes in testing for a wide range of organic compounds, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phenols, herbicides and fungicides, pesticides, polybrominated diethyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans, explosives, and organometallics.

What anions does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services offers testing for various anions, including alkalinity, bromide, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, oxyhalides, phosphate, and sulphate. These tests help assess water quality and identify potential health risks associated with anion levels.

What cations does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services provides testing for cations such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These tests assess water quality, identify potential corrosion issues, and ensure the suitability of water for various purposes.

What bioavailable metals does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services specializes in testing for bioavailable metals, including aluminum, copper, mercury, barium, cobalt, molybdenum, beryllium, iron, nickel, cadmium, lead, tin, chromium, manganese, vanadium, and zinc. These tests help assess the ecological impact of metals and ensure the safety of water sources.

What is PFAS and how does Envirolab Services test for it in water?

PFAS stands for perfluorinated compounds, including PFOS, PFHxS, and PFOA. Envirolab Services uses state-of-the-art LC-MSMS technology to detect PFAS in various sample matrices, including water, soil, blood/serum, and biota. They also offer testing for the presence of precursor PFAS compounds to identify and quantify PFAS contamination in water sources.

What types of bacteria and microorganisms does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services offers testing for bacteria such as E.coli, Legionella, Salmonella, thermotolerant coliforms, and total plate counts. These tests help assess the safety and quality of drinking water and identify potential sources of contamination.

What types of nutrients does Envirolab Services test for in water?

Envirolab Services provides nutrient testing for water samples, including ammonia, TKN (Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen), nitrate, nitrite, organic nitrogen, ortho-phosphate, and total phosphorus. These tests help assess the impact of nutrients on water quality and support sustainable resource management.

Why is soil testing important?

Soil testing is crucial for understanding soil properties and complying with legislation requirements. Envirolab Services offers targeted soil testing programs to evaluate the suitability of soil for various land uses and ensure regulatory compliance.

What environmental assessment services does ESG Environmental provide?

ESG Environmental offers comprehensive environmental assessment services, including hydrogeological studies, soil studies, and groundwater assessment. They employ a staged approach to identify environmental risk drivers, providing services such as contaminant and seepage modeling, hydrogeological modeling, and groundwater management plans.

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