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Features

Feature articles are written by Alloway's knowledgeable staff. Learn more about hot topics, receive in-depth answers to your frequently asked questions, and discover new Alloway products and services.

11/01/2017

Alloway is an EPA UCMR 4 approved laboratory and we take pride in being your ultimate laboratory resource. As such, we want to serve as a knowledge reference as you implement your UCMR 4 monitoring schedule. 

Monitoring for the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR 4) is set to begin in January 2018 and will run through December 2020. The monitoring includes 30 contaminants and will affect many public water systems across the nation. 

The UCMR 4 list of…

07/20/2017

Alloway continues to offer testing using the latest technology and instrumentation. With increasing regulatory sampling and analytical requirements for total microcystins testing, Alloway recently purchased an Abraxis CAAS System (Cyanotoxin Automated Assay System) to meet the growing demand and provide faster turnaround time. This new system automates the entire assay process, from loading samples on the plate to reading them.

Alloway is currently using this new instrumentation for…

04/20/2017

Find out why our new Laboratory QA/QC Series is so popular! This new training program features individual 1 hour topics that are part of a comprehensive series. Participants can choose to attend 1, 2, or all 9 courses. Each course will be approved for 1 Ohio EPA contact hour, water and wastewater.

Course Topics
QA/QC 1 Accreditation / NELAP and Document Control
03/02/2017

This spring, Alloway is offering three training programs designed based on your suggestions and feedback!

 

  • You wanted more operations focused training, so check out our presentation line up for the Spring V.I.P. Workshop. This program features new guest speakers and fantastic food! Come join us on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Wastewater and…
11/22/2016

Alloway is proud to announce its certification as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. As such, the VOSB certification places Alloway on a respected list of veteran-owned businesses that are government approved providers of quality services. Alloway is very proud to have received the VOSB certification, and we look forward to continuing to serve all our clients.

11/04/2016

The Quality Control and Quality Assurance Workshops held on October 18th, 2016 and November 1st, 2016 were a great success! Participants enjoyed the use of interactive polling technology, video, and group interaction that provided an engaging atmosphere. We appreciate all of those who attended the event, and we look forward to our spring workshops in 2017!

08/24/2016
These workshops are currently full. Those wishing to attend can be put on a waiting list by emailing jessica.begonia@alloway.com. In the event of a cancellation, those on the waiting list will be contacted.
Information about Alloway's Holiday Open House will be posted in the coming weeks. This event will include an opportunity to earn contact hours. 

Whether you are new to the laboratory or a senior analyst, Alloway’s…

07/05/2016

When you share your reasons for choosing Alloway, you earn free admissions to our Fall Workshops where you can receive up to 5 contact hours.

Here’s two simple ways for you to earn a free admission to our Fall Workshops:

   1.   Provide us with the contact information for a new customer that results in an opportunity for us to provide a quote.

   and/or

    2.   Provide a testimonial for us to share.

To participate in our referral program, email us at…

04/19/2016

The Ohio EPA plans to adopt final rules that will be effective June 1st, 2016 requiring all public water systems using surface water to monitor their source and finished water for microcystins. Microcystins are a type of cyanotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, more commonly referred to as blue-green algae or Harmful Algal Blooms. Cyanotoxins can cause illness and death in humans and animals.

The final rules being implemented by the Ohio EPA will require the following monitoring…

02/03/2016

With water emergencies in Flint, Michigan, and now Sebring, Ohio, many homeowners are looking for ways to guarantee the safety of their drinking water from lead contamination. Lead exposure in excess of US EPA guidelines is a concern because it can cause serious damage to the brain, kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells, especially in populations that are more vulnerable to lead poisoning, including young children, infants, and pregnant women. The maximum contaminant level for lead in…