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Alloway is a full-service environmental laboratory.

As "Your Resource for Defensible Data", Alloway strives to keep you up-to-date on recent developments in the environmental industry. We have compiled news you can use.

Important Dates for DMR-QA Study 36

03/01/16

At the beginning of each year, the US EPA notifies NPDES permit holders of their requirement to participate in the annual Discharge Monitoring Report - Quality Assurance (DMR-QA) study under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 308.

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Alloway Supports Mansfield’s North End Community Improvement Collaborative

02/26/16

As a 30 year member of the Mansfield, Ohio community, Alloway is invested in the welfare of the area and its residents. On February 25th, 2016, Alloway finalized the donation of the 508 Bissman Court property and surrounding lots to support the mission of the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC). The mission of this 501(C)(3) organization is to improve the quality of life for North End residents by identifying, supporting, and connecting local and regional assets, and advancing community economic development in Mansfield’s North End.

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Local News Spotlights Alloway's Lead Testing Services

02/03/16

Alloway was recently featured on the local news, ABC 6 Columbus, regarding testing capabilities for lead in drinking water. To view the video, click the link in the upper right-hand corner of the sidebar. An additional segment aired the same day, and that video can be viewed on our feature story Tips to Protect Your Household from Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water.  

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Alloway Sponsors Ottawa River Coalition Annual Meeting

01/25/16

Alloway was a proud sponsor of the Ottawa River Coalition 2016 Annual Meeting held on Saturday, January 23rd. The meeting featured keynote speaker Kevin Matteson, Assistant Director of Master’s Programs for Project Dragonfly at Miami University. Kevin Matteson’s presentation focused on fostering community-based conservation efforts for social and ecological change.

To learn more about the Ottawa River Coalition, view the Power of Membership.  

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Alloway Scores 100% on PT Study

10/21/15

As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share that both the Lima and Marion facilities recently received a score of 100% on the WSM0915 Proficiency Testing Study. This potable water study included Total Coliform and E. Coli analyses. Congratulations to Alloway Lima and Marion!

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DMR-QA Results Are In!

08/13/15

We are proud to share our recent proficiency testing results. The Lima, Marion, and Mansfield facilities had a combined score of 97.3% for DMR-QA Study 35. Alloway will be emailing graded reports to permittees this week. Click below for links to our results:

 

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Alloway’s Bioassay Department Produces Quality Data You Can Trust

08/03/15

Alloway’s bioassay department recently earned a score of 100% on DMR-QA Study 35 for whole effluent toxicity testing (Click here to access results). The members of Alloway’s bioassay team are accomplished experts in the industry, and they use their knowledge and experience to produce defensible data you can trust.

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Properly Completing Your Chain of Custody

06/09/15

A chain of custody is an important legal document that testifies to a sample's validity. Properly filled out chain of custodies should include: sample ID, location of source, date and time collected, date and time received at the lab, sample preservation, analysis required, name of collector, pertinent field data, names of those who had custody of the sample, and reporting/billing contacts.

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Alloway Scores 99.5% on Water Pollution Study

03/17/15

As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share that Alloway’s Lima facility recently received a score of 99.5% on the WP Study.  The WP Study included 188 different analytes, with 187 out of 188 reported within limits.  Congratulations to Alloway Lima!

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Reminder for the New Year: Ice Your Samples

12/30/14

With the New Year beginning, it’s time to be reminded of good habits that should be maintained! According to 40 CFR Part 136, most wastewater analyses require thermal preservation of samples.  Samples are considered acceptable from 0 to 6°C. Thermal preservation should start at time of sample collection, and be maintained through transportation and storage prior to analysis.

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