Every question deserves a good answer, which is why we’ve prepared these responses to the questions Energy Laboratories receives most often. If the answer to your question is not included below, or if you need additional information, please contact us.
Please contact a Project manager for any other questions.
To have baseline information about your well water, you should analyze for domestic use and total coliform bacteria. Montana and Wyoming residents have the opportunity to have their samples analyzed through the Well Educated
If your water sample tests positive for total coliform, further investigation is highly recommended to discover the source of contamination. In addition, shock chlorination may be appropriate.
Some containers contain a dechlorination agent to neutralize any residual chlorine that may be in the water. Do not rinse the container.
This sample is called a trip blank and it is a Quality Assurance sample that identifies any contamination which may occur in shipment to and from the laboratory.
Immediately rinse your skin or clothing with water for a couple of minutes and apply baking soda. More information is available on our Material Safety Data Sheets
Each type of analyses has specific requirements, sampling containers and preservatives to achieve the most accurate results possible.
If your sample results are being used for regulatory permit purposes, they must arrive at the laboratory at a temperature below 6 degrees C. Even if your samples are for private use, it is best to keep them as cool as possible.
Please ship samples back to the laboratory in the cooler provided. Inside you will find UPS and Federal Express Authorized Return Service labels we have provided for your convenience. Please note that if you choose to use these methods of shipment, the cost will be billed to you with your analytical services. Additional details are included in the documentation located inside of the sample cooler.
Your sample analyses report will provide general information and should answer many questions you may have. If you need additional assistance, please contact your project manager.