A & L Laboratory Inc. was established in 1976 to provide testing services and analyze drinking water to ensure a safe potable water for current and future generations.
Through the years they have performed work for over one hundred eighty thousand customers and analyzed over 1.8 million parameters.They have provided credible, reliable, and quality services to our company and many others for several years.
Since their inception they have provided water analysis to municipal, industrial, and private clients throughout New England. They specialize in microbiological and inorganic analysis. They offer a wide range of services to meet every clients needs. Whether it is a simple total coliform test or a more complex inorganic analysis, they can give us the results with a quick turn-around-time.
Because their staff consists of Chemists, Microbiologists and Environmental Consultants, they can do more than just provide you with results.... They become part of the team to help us find solutions for you!
Safe drinking water is essential to maintaining good human health. Public water systems are required to test their water periodically to ensure that it is safe for all of those consuming it. So, how do you know if your well water is safe to drink? It all starts with a simple water analysis that can provide you with the information you need to ensure the safety of your family's health and notify you of any needed maintenance on your home. Regular testing of your water will alert you to any quality changes, and provide you with the information you need to ensure the ongoing safety and comfort of your family
Where does the drinking water in my home come from?
A private well uses ground water as its water source. When rain falls, much of it is absorbed into the ground. Water that’s not used by plants moves downward through pores and spaces in the rock until it reaches a dense layer of rock. The water trapped below the ground in the pores and spaces above the dense rock barrier is called ground water, and this is the water we get when we drill wells. Another common term for ground water is "aquifer" or "ground water aquifer."
We can help you take the first step towards healthy water by finding out what contaminants you might face in your area with our water testing service. Call us and work with our water specialists to facilitate a test of your water with A & L Laboratory. Take advantage of our bulk discount pricing and we'll have everything you need delivered to your door.
How often should I have my well water tested?
At a minimum, check your well every spring to make sure there are no mechanical problems; test it once each year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. If you suspect other contaminants, you should test for those as well. The best way to start is to consult a local expert, such as the local health department, well driller or water treatment specialist about local contaminants of concern. .
What type of treatment options are there?
There are many different treatment options for the treatment of well waters. No single treatment type will protect against all problems. Many well owners use a home water treatment unit to:
•Remove specific contaminants
•Take extra precautions because a household member has a compromised immune system
•Improve the taste of drinking water
Household water treatment systems are composed of two categories: point-of-use and point-of-entry.
•Point of Entry systems are typically installed at the closet point of entry to the home or facility.
•Point-of-use systems are systems that treat water in batches and deliver water to a tap, such as a kitchen or bathroom sink or an auxiliary faucet mounted next to a tap.