WETLAB Western Environmenal Testing Laboratory
Serving Nevada, California, Idaho and Wyoming
Sparks (775) 355-0202
Elko (775) 340-3173
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
15
JUL
2018

Contaminant: Arsenic

Arsenic is a well-known inorganic element, and it is one of the many routinely monitored contaminants in drinking water.  WETLAB tests for Arsenic in drinking water through EPA Method 200.7 and 200.8.  But how does Arsenic make its way into drinking water, and what are the...
06
MAY
2018

Contaminant: Nitrate

Nitrate levels are regularly monitored in drinking water to ensure compliance with EPA standards.  WETLAB regularly tests for Nitrate, Nitrite, and Total Nitrogen concentration in water and soils using a variety of methods, including EPA 300.0, EPA 353.2, and EPA 9056. But how...
12
APR
2016

Water Runoff Testing

After a heavy rainfall, water runs off of non-absorbent surfaces like roads, driveways, and parking lots. While the rain pours off the pavement, it carries away all of the pollutants with it, including oil, gasoline, and sediment. These pollutants flow with the water into natural...
05
FEB
2014

Public Health Alert

On January 8, 2014 the water supply for one of the largest water treatment plants in West Virginia was contaminated.  The contaminant was 4-methylcycolhexene methanol, a chemical used to remove impurities from coal. It leaked from a storage container at Freedom Industries, a...
25
NOV
2013

$15 Million for Nevada Water Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $15 million to the State of Nevada this month...
17
SEP
2013

First Lady Advocates for Drinking More Water

First Lady Michelle Obama has been advocating for people to drink more water in an effort to improve health.
17
JUL
2013

Nevada Group to Look at Near-Shore Water Quality at Tahoe

As we’ve discussed before, Lake Tahoe gets a lot of attention from both Nevada and California regarding water quality...
16
APR
2013

Improving Water Quality – What You Can Do

In this blog, we spend much of our time talking about water quality testing news, science and politics that we find interesting; but with this month’s blog, we decided to do something a little different.
12
OCT
2011

Looking out for Pharmaceuticals in Water Quality

Water quality testing is constantly changing and evolving to keep up with new and changing potential contaminants - and at WETLAB we work hard to insure we have the knowledge and the equipment to keep up.
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