Civil engineering & analytical laboratory services

Chemical Testing

We offer inorganic chemical testing in a series of panels listed in the Chemical Panels table. We also offer tests individually as listed in the Individual Tests table. If you wish to add additional tests to a panel, or if the analyte you are interested in is not listed below, contact us for pricing.

Turn Around Time
We guarantee all chemical results to be available within 10 business days of your sample being submitted to the lab. On a case-by-case basis we can rush a job if we are informed of your need ahead of time. 

TAT Cost
Standard (10 working days) List Price
One week (5 working days) List Price x 1.5
48 hours (2 working days) List Price x 2
24 hours (1 working days) List Price x 3

 

Chemical Panels
Panel* Description Test Included  
Basic Checks for the five most commonly encountered water problems in the Sierra Foothills. Recommended for planning of treatment systems. hardness(calcium & magnesium, iron, manganese, pH, specific conductivity  
Comprehensive All of the analyses combined into one. Sodium is added because it is a concern to persons with heart disease. aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, zinc  
Real Estate As more well owners test for arsenic, we find that it is more common than once believed. For agricultural areas (The Valley) we also recommend adding nitrate. arsenic, hardness(calcium & magnesium), iron, manganese, pH, specific conductivity  
Saturation Index Gives an assessment of your water’s tendency to form lime scale or if it will tend to be corrosive to plumbing alkalinity, calcium, hardness(calcium & magnesium), pH, specific conductivity  
Corrosive Water Often indicated by blue-green stains (copper on fixtures, corrosive water is one of the common problems in the foothills. alkalinity, copper, hardness(calcium & magnesium), lead, pH, specific conductivity  
Kitchen Sink All of the above analyses combined into one. Sodium is added because it is a concern to persons with heart disease. alkalinity, arsenic, hardness(calcium & magnesium), copper, iron, lead, manganese, nitrate, pH, sodium, specific conductivity  
Mine Tests for the hazardous contaminants most commonly associated with mining activity in our area. arsenic, lead, mercury, nickel  
Agriculture As recommended by UC Davis for irrigation purposes. alkalinity, boron, calcium, chloride, magnesium, pH, sodium, sulfate  
Major Minerals Breakdown of the major minerals found in water. calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, alkalinity, chloride, sulfate, fluoride, nitrate, pH, specific conductivity, hardness  
Drinking Water Metals All of the metals required to be checked by public water systems in the United States. aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, zinc  
Yuba County Requirements Required for new wells in Yuba County. iron, manganese, arsenic, copper, lead, nitrate, sulfate, pH, specific conductivity, hardness(calcium & magnesium), alkalinity  

*Click a panel for more information, such as specific sampling instructions or bottle requirements.

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