Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) has been under much scrutiny lately due to the potential to impact the natural parameters of potable water by introducing contaminants into water table. Some of these contaminants may be harmful depending on levels as established by EPA safe drinking water standards.

With this in mind, Meritech Inc. offers analyses to determine what the preliminary levels are before any potential disruption occurs. In the unlikely event that there is a problem, previous records can help determine the next course of action.

Meritech Environmental Laboratories offers the following analytical packages to assist in establishing a water quality baseline in areas where hydraulic fracturing may occur. These parameters were developed from various state agency and university studies, in association with information from the US EPA website.

Basic Package

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)    Alkalinity

pH                Conductivity

Chloride         Hardness

Bromide         Sulfate

Extended Package

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)     Alkalinity

Metals: (Barium, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Arsenic, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Lead)

Additional Recommended Tests

Surfactants (MBAS)     Nitrate/Nitrite

Total Suspended Solids (TSS)        Oil and Grease

Ammonia         Sulfur

Meritech can also perform sample collection, under “full Chain of Custody protocol” at any location in North Carolina.

Call us! We will be happy to set up a package, price and assist you through the process.

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