Safety Rite

Water Treatment & Quality Testing

Water is a vital element in each of our lives. Not only is it essential to our health, but also we use it for numerous household tasks. Every day we use water for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and drinking; but how often do we think about its source?

There are two primary sources of water: surface water and Groundwater. Surface Water is found in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Groundwater lies under the land’s surface, traveling through and filling openings in the rocks. The rocks that store and transmit Groundwater are called aquifers, and Groundwater must be pumped from an aquifer to the Earth’s surface for use.

Consumers receive their water from one of two sources: a private well or a city water system. A household well pumps Groundwater for household use, and the source of a city water system may be either surface water or Groundwater.

Private Household Wells: Approximately fourteen percent of the U.S. population relies upon owned and operated drinking water sources, such as wells, cisterns, and springs. The majority of household wells are found in rural areas.

Those who receive their water from a private well are solely responsible for the safety of the water. Private wells are not subject to federal regulations and are generally regulated on a minimal basis by states. Local health departments may assist well owners with periodic testing for bacteria or nitrates, but the bulk of the responsibility for caring for the well falls on the good owner.

Since the good owner is primarily responsible for the water, knowing what poses a threat to the well and the groundwater source is essential. Well-water can become contaminated through a variety of sources.

Some contaminants occur in nature that may present a health risk if they are found in drinking water. These contaminants include bacteria, viruses, uranium, radium, nitrate, arsenic, chromium, and fluoride. Many of these contaminants are naturally present in rock formations and end up in the water supply.

Other contamination sources result from human activities such as manufacturing, agriculture, or individual misuse. The following actions may cause harmful chemicals to enter the well water owner’s water supply:

  • Leakage from waste disposal, treatment, or storage sites.
  • Discharges from factories, industrial sites, or sewage treatment facilities.
  • Leaching from aerial or land application of pesticides and fertilizers on yards or fields.
  • Accidental chemical spills.
  • Leakage from underground storage tanks.
  • Improper disposal of household wastes such as cleaning fluids, paint, and motor oil.

Well owners generally disinfect or otherwise treat the water from their wells to remove the contaminants caused by such activities. As a private well owner, ensuring your water is safe from harmful contaminants is best. Even though one might not be able to taste the difference in filtered water, the difference in health would be revealed over time and is non-reversible.

Our Environmental health services include promoting environmental protection, improvement, and sustainability, focusing on protecting our water, food, and environment. This includes principles and techniques to assess water and the environment to meet applicable regulations and implement corrective measures.

The most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking-water supply is through a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that encompasses all steps in the water supply from catchment to consumer. In these Guidelines, such systems are termed water safety plans. 

The primary objectives of a Water Safety Plan in ensuring good drinking-water supply practice are the prevention or minimization of contamination of source waters, the reduction or removal of contamination through treatment processes, and the prevention of contamination during storage, distribution, and handling of drinking water.

These objectives apply equally to large piped drinking water supplies, small community supplies, and household systems. They are achieved through the development of an understanding of the specific system and its capability to:

  • Supply water that meets water quality targets;
  • Identification of potential sources of contamination and how they can be controlled
  • Validation of control measures employed to control hazards;
  • Implementation of a system for operational monitoring of the control measures within the water system;
  • Timely corrective actions to ensure that safe water is consistently supplied;

Our Water Protection Program comprises, as a minimum, the three key components that are the responsibility of the drinking-water supplier to ensure that drinking water is safe. These are:

  • A system assessment;
  • Effective operational monitoring;
  • Management and communication.


Most U.S. tap water comes from surface or groundwater.

Source water refers to bodies of water (such as rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater) that provide water to public drinking water supplies and private wells. Water is seemingly everywhere. You can pass by a local beach on your way to work and see boats sailing on the lake, and you can feel it on your skin during a warm spring rain. 

You can turn on the faucet in your kitchen right now to wash a bowl of vegetables or fruit. We drink water, bathe in it, and cook with it, and our easy access to water makes it appear nearly limitless.

Although water comprises seventy percent of Earth, only one percent of water is fresh and usable. This one percent of water comes from lakes, rivers, or the ground. Your water either comes from a public source (water treatment facilities) or a private source (wells). And this water is the result of Earth’s water cycle.

Groundwater is located below the surface of the Earth in spaces between rock and soil. Groundwater is naturally filtered, which might remove some germs and chemicals depending on the water’s depth and the area’s local geology. Water from a well is groundwater and might receive some treatment before it reaches your tap.

Surface water collects on the ground or in streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or oceans. Surface water constantly evaporates from water bodies, seeps into groundwater supplies, and is replenished by rain and snow. Public drinking water systems that use water from streams, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs treat the water before it reaches your tap.

Protecting source water makes tap water safer.

We all live in a watershed. The land area drains to a common waterway such as a stream, lake, wetland, or ocean. Land use, local ecologies, and other watershed conditions affect the quality and amount of water in rivers, lakes, and other water sources. Protecting sources of water and watersheds from contamination reduces the risk of unsafe levels of germs or chemicals in your water and the cost of water treatment. Protecting water sources and watersheds from contaminants—such as our waste and germs and chemicals from industrial and commercial processes—also provides additional benefits to the communities of people and wildlife that live there.


We possess extraordinary expertise in undertaking verification of drinking water quality to ensure that the Water Safety Plan is being implemented correctly and is achieving the performance required to meet relevant national, regional, and local water quality standards or objectives.

Water Safety Plans are a powerful tool for the drinking-water supplier to manage the supply safely and assist surveillance by public health authorities. Critical benefits for water suppliers implementing Water Safety Plans include:

  • Demonstration of “due diligence.”
  • Improved compliance
  • Rationalizing and documenting existing operational procedures, leading to gains
  • Identifying inefficiency, improvement of performance, and quicker response to incidents; better targeted and justification for long-term capital investments based on risk
  • Assessment; improved management of existing staff knowledge and identification of critical
  • Gaps in skills for staff; improved stakeholder relationships


  • Air contaminants.
  • Toxic waste.
  • Radiation.
  • Disease-causing microorganisms and plants.
  • Pesticides.
  • Heavy metals.
  • Chemicals in consumer products.
  • Extreme temperatures and weather events.

We concentrate on ensuring the preservation of high-quality of your drinking water through:

  • Cross Connection Control
  • Maintenance Program
  • Lead Awareness
  • Main Replacement & Rehabilitation
  • Partnership for Safe Water
  • Filtration
  • Source Water Protection
  • Water Quality Self-Diagnostic Tool


Water testing is an essential element of public and environmental safety and a requirement bound by stringent regulatory conditions. 

Employing a stringent quality system, our water testing laboratories offer complete solutions for potable water distribution to ensure water quality for public safety. 

We support wastewater facilities requiring regulatory approval by testing their water either in its raw form or after treatment to bring peace of mind that wastewater discharge meets the required guidelines and is not contributing to environmental contamination.   

Agricultural waters are tested for livestock consumption safety, contamination, herbicides or pesticides, and irrigation suitability. 

Our water testing services extend to ground waters and surface waters, and we test them for contamination as routine monitoring for landfills and upstream, midstream, and downstream energy production. We also provide pro-active solutions that prevent the destructive influences of corrosion with our analysis of chemical parameters and contaminants from water’s effect on your assets.

By undertaking water analysis, you can minimize risk and the potentially damaging impact on public health and the environment.

We support you with risk management services to help you meet legal and regulatory responsibilities and ensure that tests are on a budget the right first time. Results are produced as quickly as possible.

They include stream flow, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, temperature, pH, turbidity, phosphorus, nitrates, total solids, conductivity, alkalinity, and fecal bacteria.

  • Water Chemistry Testing
  • Physical & Chemical Properties of Water
  • Organic Testing in Water
  • Hydrocarbon Testing in Water
  • Wastewater Testing and Analysis


We provide completed reports, and each is accompanied by our Corrective Action Brochure, which includes information about the origins, health effects, and general treatment methods for items included in the analysis.

We can custom design Pre-treatment systems for your application, whether in the Commercial, Institutional or Industrial arena. Our solutions will increase your overall water quality, improve operating costs, and reduce water consumption in most circumstances. Approaches include commercial and industrial softeners, equipment, resins, filtration, etc.

  • Wastewater Treatment Programs
  • Cooling Water Treatment Program
  • Boiler Water Treatment Program
  • Pre-Treatment Program

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