The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recommends that homeowners with private wells and springs get their water source tested before gas wells are drilled in the area.  The PA-DEP also recommends that the samples be taken by a third party.  ASI is fully equipped to collect and analyze samples.  Call today to get more information or to set up an appointment. 

 

The pre-drill parameters that ASI tests for are listed below, but this list can be modified to fit the customer's needs.

 

Metals

  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Barium
  • Strontium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium

 

Inorganics

  • pH
  • Alkalinity
  • Conductivity
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Chloride
  • Sulfate
  • Oil and Grease
  • Hardness

 

Organics

  • Methane
  • Ethane

 

Microbiological

  • Total Coliform

 

A PDF of the PA-DEP recommendations can be found here.  To learn more about Marcellus Shale Drilling visit the PA-DEP's information page.