Certified Laboratories Available Outside Regular Working Hours

Laboratories available to public water systems for emergency drinking water analysis outside of regular hours of operation

On April 8, 2011, the MassDEP Drinking Water Program surveyed 122 MassDEP-Certified Laboratories to determine if they were interested in making themselves available to Massachusetts public water systems for emergency drinking-water analysis outside of regular working hours (e.g., nights, weekends, and holidays). As of April 29, 2011 the following nine (9) Massachusetts DEP-Certified Laboratories have been identified. Please contact the laboratories directly if you need their services.  MassDEP also offers a searchable online database of certified laboratories for water testing.

Absolute Resource Associates

Absolute Resource Associates (Portsmouth, NH)
124 Heritage Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Susan Sylvester: 603-817-2605
sues@absoluteresourceassociates.com
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M-NH902

Analysis Availability: 24/7/365

Prior Notice Required: Yes

Notes: Notification would be needed to arrange sample receipt or pickup.

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method
Volatile Organic Compounds EPA 524.2
Trihalomethanes EPA 524.2
Total Dissolved Solids SM 2540C
Sodium EPA 200.7
pH SM 4500-H-B
Nitrate-N EPA 300.0
Nickel EPA 200.7
Fluoride EPA 300.0
Copper EPA 200.7
Chromium EPA 200.7
Cadmium EPA 200.7
Beryllium EPA 200.7
Alkalinity, Total SM 2320B

 

Biomarine

Biomarine
16 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-0222
biomarine@verizon.net
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M MA026

Analysis Availability: Varies (see analyte detail below)

Prior Notice Required: Yes

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method Analysis Availability
Coliform/E.coli; potable distribution samples SM 9223 Colilert 24/7 with Notice
Fecal Coliform; source & wastewater SM 9222D 24/7 with Notice
E.coli; source, ambient, & wastewater SM 9223B Colilert 24/7 with Notice
Enterococci; source, ambient, & wastewater Enterolert 24/7 with Notice
Heterotrophic Plate Count SM 9215B 24/7 with Notice

 

Chemserve

Chemserve
317 Elm St, Milford, NH 03055
Phone 603-673-5440
Fax 603-673-0366
Jay Chrystal: cell 603-321-7800 / home 603-673-5116
Paul Fyfe: cell 603-930-5986 / home 603-249-1119
jay@chemservelab.com
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: MA-NH023

Analysis Availability: 24/7

Prior Notice Required: No

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method
pH EPA 150.1
Turbidity EPA 180.1
ICP Metals EPA 200.7
Mercury EPA 245.1
Fluoride Ion Chromatography (IC) EPA 300.0
Nitrate/Nitrite Ion Chromatography (IC) EPA 300.0
Nitrate Ion Chromatography (IC) EPA 300.0
Nitrite Ion Chromatography (IC) EPA 300.0
Sulfate Ion Chromatography (IC) EPA 300.0
Perchlorate Ion Chromatography Ma-NH023
Volatile Organics - Trihalomethanes only EPA 524.2
Volatile Organics - Full 524 List EPA 524.2
Alkalinity SM 2320B
Heterotrophic Plate Count SM 9215B
Total Coliform Bacteria SM 9223
E.coli Bacteria SM 9223

 

EAI Analytical Labs

EAI Analytical Labs
149 Emerald St., Suite R
Keene, NH 03431
Daniel Crosby: 603-209-4875
phone 603-357-2577
chem@eai-labs.com
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M-NH1013

Analysis Availability: 24/7

Prior Notice Required: Yes

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method
Total Coliform / E.coli DM 9223B Colilert analysis

 

Howard Laboratories

Howard Laboratories
PO Box 68, 62 Main St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Sara Lamontagne: 413-695-8285
Mickey Spokas: 413-537-3744
howardlabs@gmail.com
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M-00851

Analysis Availability: 24/7

Prior Notice Required: No

Notes: Leave message - will call back.

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method
Total Coliform / E.coli Colilert presence/absence

 

Morrell Associates, Inc.

Morrell Associates, Inc.
1661 Ocean St.
Marshfield, MA 02050
John Morrell: 781-837-1395
jem.phd@verizon.net
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M-17155

Analysis Availability: 24/7

Prior Notice Required: Yes

Notes: If possible call office during regular business hours to arrange for emergency work.

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method
Total Coliform / E.coli EPA 1604
Enterococci EPA 1600
Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) SM 9215B

 

Worcester Water Filtration Plant

Worcester Water Filtration Plant
71 Stone House Hill Road
Holden, MA 01520
Plant Operator: 508-799-1513, 24/7
Darin Lafalam, Laboratory Director: 508-799-1513
lafalamd@worcesterma.gov
Mass. Certified Lab ID#: M-MA1059

Analysis Availability: Varies (see analyte detail below)

Prior Notice Required: Yes

Notes: 24-hour drop-off is available. Plant operators have to be contacted after 4 P.M. on weekdays, weekends and holidays. Samples can be brought in and accepted by plant operators until staff can come in and set up tests. Lab staff travel < 4 hours. Overtime cost will be added to analysis charge.

Analyte Details
Analyte Analytical Method Analysis Availability
Total Coliform / E.coli

SM 9222B

SM 9222G

7AM -7PM - weekends and weekdays (daily)
E.coli EPA 1603 7AM -7PM - May 1 - Oct 1 (daily)
Fecal Coliform SM 9222D 7AM -7PM (daily)
Total Coliform / E.coli SM 9223 7AM -7PM (daily)

 

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