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.
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!
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.
John Hoffman, President of Alloway, graduated on December 12th, 2014 with a Master of Arts in Zoology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program. Miami University’s Global Field Program “brings together master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators, and community leaders at key conservation sites across the globe for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding”(Miami University Merit Pages).
Kim Riddell, Alloway’s Director of Business Development, is assisting in the WEFTEC Operations Challenge. In addition to helping organize the event in Ohio, Kim will be judging the safety event as teams from throughout the United States and Canada come together to compete in New Orleans. Kim will also be attending the WEF Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee Meeting where she serves as the immediate past chair, and she will be attending the board appointed Operator Strategic Planning Workgroup meeting while in New Orleans.
This week, Alloway Lima completed construction of additional laboratory space to support its growing metals department. This latest addition features new instrumentation, an ICP-MS, which will expand the number of methods by which Alloway can perform metals analysis. This capability will be combined with current ICP and Graphite Furnace instrumentation, providing three different technologies to perform metals analysis.
Alloway is sponsoring the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District’s 38th Annual Nature Photography Contest. The contest features photographs in 3 different categories: specific nature subjects, landscapes, and parks potpourri. Community members of all ages are invited to participate. Entries must be submitted to the Park District office by November 5th. The entries will be displayed at the McElroy Environmental Education Center on Sunday, November 9th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Alloway’s primary goal is to provide customers with defensible data. Alloway’s facilities and staff are accredited, certified, audited, and approved by various programs. As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share our recent proficiency testing results. Click below for links to each facilities' results:
Alloway is excited to announce that Kim Riddell will be joining our team August 11th, 2014. Kim will be serving as Alloway’s Director of Business Development. With a wide-range of experience including Superintendent of the Delphos Wastewater Treatment facility, City Council President for the city of Delphos, Chief Operating Officer for Smith Environmental, and Plant Operations Committee Co-Chair for OWEA, Kim will be a knowledgeable resource for current and potential Alloway customers.
Alloway is in the process of implementing a new stormwater management plan that utilizes rain barrels and a rain/butterfly garden to minimize runoff. The new rain and butterfly garden will be in the back lot of the Alloway Lima facility. The new garden will allow stormwater to be absorbed into the ground and naturally filtered.
About Us Alloway is a full-service environmental laboratory specializing in analyses on drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste. In addition, Alloway offers innovative software, laboratory development, and training options. With three locations to serve you and more than 30 years of experience, Alloway is your resource for defensible data.