Water Quality Testing
The safety and protection of our water sources is of paramount importance to our society today. Maxxam Analytics offers a full range of tests geared to measure water quality in a variety of situations. Maxxam has designed testing packages for drinking water quality, groundwater monitoring, industrial wastewater characterization and surface water quality. Our battery of tests include inorganic parameters such as heavy metals, major ions and trace metals. Numerous tests are used for water quality including Microbiological tests such as E.coli that are critical in determining drinking water quality.
Combining our capabilities in chemical, ultra-trace (HRMS), microbiological, radiological and toxicity-based tests allows us to offer a complete service for drinking water, groundwater, surface and wastewater analysis.
Maxxam also offers Legionella analysis, which is necessary to comply with provincial regulations. Legionella is common in many environments and can cause serious illness, so it is imperative to use a trusted laboratory when testing for it.
Maxxam is one of only a few water quality testing laboratories capable of analyzing the full scope of most drinking water regulations. Click here for more information and links to government guidelines regarding Ontario drinking water testing.
Organic water quality tests include volatile organics such as BTEX as well as semi-volatile organics like PCB’s, Dioxin and Furans, Resin and Fatty Acids and PAH’s. A full range of toxicity tests are available to supplement chemical analysis.
Our water quality testing packages are designed to meet local regulatory requirements for analytical methods, detection limits and reporting processes. Maxxam also maintains laboratory accreditation as required for water quality analysis.