Element provides accredited laboratory testing of drinking water for the presence of synthetic organic compounds (SOCs), in accordance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs) are manmade chemicals commonly used as pesticides, herbicides, and fuel additives. These carbon-based chemicals can cause water pollution through runoff from farms, storm water runoff, discharge from factories, and other routes that affect the drinking water supply. The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that all public water supplies be tested for the presence of potential contaminants, including SOCs.

To test for SOCs in water, Element sends out a water sample collection kit. Using the kit, the customer collects water samples for eight different types of drinking water tests and mails them to an Element laboratory. This is a convenient, straightforward process that produces clear and accurate results.

The Element Advantage

Expert technicians at Element’s Fort Wayne, Indiana, laboratory have a wealth of experience testing for contaminants in water. Our engaged experts use proven methods and industry-leading equipment. Element can provide testing for both chlorinated and non-chlorinated water, and customers can specify whether they would like testing conducted to all eight methods or only the specific methods they require. For more information about our experience and capabilities, contact us today. 

EPA Methods Used

  • EPA Method 547 – glyphosate (Roundup)
  • EPA Method 504.1
  • EPA Method 505
  • EPA Method 531.1
  • EPA Method 548.1
  • EPA Method 549.2
  • EPA Method 515
  • EPA Method 525.2

Our team of over 6,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.

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