Package #1: General Water Quality
This package provides information relative to the basic mineral content of surface and ground waters. It can be used to assess common water issues, but does not address some long-term human health hazards.
Tests: pH / Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Alkalinity, Hardness, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Iron
Package #2: Safe Drinking Water Act Inorganic Chemistry Parameters
This package targets many low level human health concerns.
Tests: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Selenium, Sodium, Thallium, Mercury, Fluoride, Sulfate, Nitrate/Nitrite
This package contains some from both Package 1 and 2. It is not as complete as a package 1 + 2 and bacteria, but offers the most commonly seen problematic parameters from above.
Tests: Arsenic, Calcium, Fluoride, Chloride, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Nitrate/Nitrite, pH, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfate, TDS, Total Coliform and E.Coli.
La Plata County Planning Engineering Package
This suite is used by the county to address common ground water usability. If you have been issued a “La Plata County Planning Engineering Form –Water Quality Testing Results”, this is the package you need.
Tests: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Lead, Mercury, Nitrate, Nitrite, Selenium, Thallium, Total Coliform and E. Coli.
Prospective Home Buyers
Many government based lenders (VA, FHA) require private water wells to be tested as part of a home loan or refinancing. The exact details of what is required to confirm that the water is acceptable are a bit unclear. If no local guidelines exist, the minimum testing requirements that we have seen referenced are Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Total Coliform and E. Coli.
Note: In many government loan situations, it is required to have a third party collect the water sample to be tested.
Oil and Gas
GAL has over 25 years of experience serving the oil and gas industry, in both Colorado and New Mexico.
Surface, pit and groundwater monitoring
Baseline and cleanup confirmation
Hazardous waste analysis for disposal
Rush Spill Assessments
Table 910, Rule 608 & 609
GAL offers many analyses that can be used to determine soil deficiencies or contamination. Some of the tests include, but are not limited to: Chloride, Sulfate, Nitrate/Nitrite, TKN, pH, Conductivity, Exchangeable Cations, Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR), Texture, Neutralization Potential, Potassium or Phosphate Available, Total Sulfur, and metals.
Possible additions to Package #1 Or #2
Total Coliform and E.Coli presence/absence bacterial testing.
(BTEX) Benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and xylene: This is the least expensive organic hazards option and contains the most commonly seen hydrocarbon contaminates.
(VOCs) Volatile Organic Compounds: Full list including BTEX and many other organic, industrial contaminates. Does not include SOCs such as Pesticides and PCBs.
(RadChem) Basic Radioactive Chemistry: Includes Gross A/B particles, Radium 226/228, and Uranium.