The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and numerous states’ Water Quality Control Boards require that all Industrial companies that use chemicals and construction projects that have potential for harmful discharge should test their stormwater runoff and their water sources after major floods or storms. Some of the hazardous or toxic chemicals that are commonly found in stormwater runoff pollution include:
- Heavy metals
- Oil & Grease
- Organic Contaminants
- Pesticides & herbicides
- Industrial chemicals including PFAAs, Dioxins and Furans
Any of these contaminants can pose severe risks to people, animals, and plants. Infant children, immuno-compromised persons, people with other health problems are particularly susceptible to health problems resulting from these contaminants. Recent regulatory decisions emphasize holistic strategies for managing stormwater runoff in order to maximize community benefits and pollution control.
In addition to identifying, removing and reducing pollutants, fertilizers and debris that previously flowed freely into surface waters (lakes, rivers, oceans) and groundwater, a concerted effort is being made to turn storm water into a resource. By using green infrastructure and new low impact development practices, communities are creating plans to capture stormwater runoff, clean it and use it for landscape and agricultural irrigation and/or groundwater recharge.
Torrent Laboratory works with communities and industries to offer excellent stormwater runoff analysis in order to control harmful pollutants and the sources of these pollutants. The recommendations for remediation and control of these pollutants have helped many communities to greatly improve their water quality and their marine and freshwater environments.
Torrent Lab cooperates with the municipal, regional, state and federal regulatory agencies which have established stringent regulatory requirements for industrial wastewater, landfills, highways, parking lots and other land uses. Torrent follows very specifically defined stormwater testing procedures to identify a long list of regulated pollutants. This list includes specific pollutants that have been identified in certain regions and states that must be regulated more specifically because of the potential for high concentrations. We keep fully updated on all of the specific regulations and always provide the highest quality testing with the most advanced technologies and fastest turn around times.
Torrent Laboratory is your partner for stormwater testing, stormwater runoff analysis, remediation and stormwater monitoring plans. We are proud to work in partnership with regulatory boards, industries, developers and communities to meet and exceed all regulatory requirements in order to benefit and enhance the health and future of all of us.