The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and numerous states’ Water Quality Control Boards require that all industrial companies that use chemicals and all construction projects that have potential for harmful discharge must 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 and people with other health problems are particularly susceptible to health problems resulting from these contaminants. Recent regulatory decisions emphasize holistic strategies for stormwater sampling, managing stormwater runoff and stormwater monitoring in order to maximize community benefits and pollution control.
Because of these regulations there are a lot of businesses who need to manage their stormwater runoff and must now seek out stormwater testing services and stormwater monitoring. This means a lot of businesses are typing “stormwater testing labs near me” or “water sampling labs near me” into their web browser. When presented with a plethora of stormwater testing companies to choose from, it is important to know what to look for before you choose a company to perform your stormwater testing services.
When choosing between stormwater testing companies it is very important to ask them about their stormwater testing technology. A few questions will help you discern whether a testing lab is equipped with the most up to date equipment and is using cutting edge stormwater testing technology. Ask as well what kind of experience and credentials the chemists at their laboratory have.
In addition to identifying, removing and reducing pollutants, fertilizers and debris that previously flowed freely into surface waters (lakes, rivers and oceans) and groundwater, innovative methods for managing stormwater runoff are being pursued. One that has shown success already and will continue to be improved focuses on turning 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 sampling, runoff analysis and stormwater testing services 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. Our team of chemists and engineers not only have decades of testing experience, but we also 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 services, stormwater runoff analysis and stormwater monitoring and remediation 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 the health and future of us all.