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Water Testing Laboratory

ACUA maintains a New Jersey state-certified water and wastewater environmental testing laboratory at its Wastewater Treatment Facility.

ACUA maintains a New Jersey state-certified water and wastewater environmental testing laboratory at its Wastewater Treatment Facility. The highly trained laboratory staff provides analyses that are used in establishing operational and process control. These analyses ensure the plant is meeting all environmental quality standards set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency. 
 
In addition, laboratory services are offered to public entities comprised of public health agencies, water utilities, wastewater utilities, school districts and other entities. These services include water sampling and sample pick-up services. 
 
For more information, please contact Michael Gille, Laboratory Director, at mgille@acua.com or (609) 343-7726. 

For residents that have concerns or questions about drinking water/private well issues, recreational water concerns, or sewage complaints or overflows, please contact the Atlantic County Department of Environmental Health.

    * - analyses sent to outside lab  
    ** - our cost plus 15%  
  Analysis Gate Price 2022
  Potable Samples    
  Bacteria (Total Coliform)   $16.90
  Bact. Dilution Series   $3.20
  Nitrate & Nitrite   $16.90
* Fluoride **  
  Chloride   $13.65
  Alkalinity   $11.45
  Conductivity   $10.70
  TDS    
* Calcium Hardness **  
  Orthophosphate   $12.10
* Sulfate **  
  pH   $5.35
  Temperature   $5.35
  Corrosions   $57.85
  Turbidity   $13.65
* Perchlorate **  
* Secondaries **  
* Inorganics **  
  Ca, Cu, Fe, Na (AA: Flame)   $12.85
  Pb, Mn (AA: Furnace)   $13.15
* Mercury **  
  Lead & Copper   $21.85
* Metal Scans **  
* Miscellaneous Metals **  
* VOC (Method 524.2) **  
* VOC (Method 504.1) **  
* Radiological-Gross Alpha **  
* Gross Alpha & Radium **  
* Gross Alpha & Radium, Uranium **  
* Radium 226 & 228 **  
       
  Surface Water/Beaches    
  Fecal Coliform   $16.90
  Enterococci   $16.90
       
  Non-Potable Waters    
  Fecal Coliform   $16.90
  E.coli   $22.45
  Enterococci   $16.90
  HPC   $20.15
  Bact. Dilution Series   $3.20
  Nitrate & Nitrite   $16.90
  Nitrate & Nitrite - prefiltered   $21.95
  Chloride   $13.65
  Alkalinity   $11.45
  Conductivity   $10.70
* Orthophosphate **  
  Total Phosphate   $21.40
* Sulfate **  
  pH   $5.35
  Temperature   $5.35
  D.O.   $5.35
  Turbidity   $13.65
  TSS   $8.55
  TSS & VSS   $13.90
  TDS   $12.85
  Ammonia   $16.05
  Ammonia w/Distillation   $18.20
  BOD   $19.25
  cBOD   $19.25
* cBOD20 ** $19.25
  COD   $26.80
* Oil & Grease **  
* TPHC (SGT-HEM) **  
* TKN **  
* Cyanide **  
* Mercury **  
* Miscellaneous Metals **  
* VOC (Method 624/8260) **  
       
  Solid & Chemical Materials    
* Sludge SQAR/RMS-01 **  
  %TS/TVS   $31.50
       
  Sample Pickup/Processing    
  Sample Pickup Cost Single Staff Member   $52.77/hr
  Sample Pickup Cost Double Staff Members   $105.54/hr
  Sample Pickup Rate Per Mile   $0.56/mile
  Processing Delivered Samples   $11.75
  Well Sampling   $53.55/hr
  Well Sampling (Double Staff Cost)   $105.54/hr
  Custom Reports   $48.20
  Charge For Non-Scheduled Pickup   $45.00
       
  Sample Pickup/Processing    
  Miscellaneous    
  Priority Pollutants (Wastewater) **  
  Priority Pollutants (Sludge) **