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With over 30 years of experience in the industry, bottled water and beverage plants throughout the nation have been choosing Alloway for their analytical needs. Alloway is NELAP accredited and holds certifications in 13 states for drinking water analysis. We have a proven track record for analytical performance that is evidenced by our proficiency test results and accreditations.

Alloway offers a variety of testing options to meet your needs. We offer analytical packages for FDA…


As summer comes into full bloom and water temperatures rise, the potential for harmful algal blooms also rises. Drinking water sources throughout the United States face the threat from this environmental challenge. In fact, the United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that “between 30 and 48 million people use drinking water from lakes and reservoirs that may be vulnerable to algal toxin contamination.” (EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins…


When you think of businesses that are affected by Ohio EPA regulations, your local dental office probably doesn’t come to mind. But dental offices are subject to certain environmental rules because they generate infectious and hazardous wastes.  

 In dentistry, amalgam, an alloy of mercury with various metals, is often used for dental fillings. Due to the high content of mercury in amalgam, it is a hazardous waste and must be disposed of accordingly. This typically requires the use…


Alloway will be offering special V.I.P. Training Programs for our drinking water customers. These workshops will be good for 4 Ohio EPA approved drinking water contact hours. The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at the Alloway Marion facility, located at 1776 Marion-Waldo Rd., Marion, Ohio. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at the Allen County Sanitary Engineer’s Department, located at 3230 N. Cole Street Lima, Ohio. Each workshop will be…


Last year, Alloway conducted a series of workshops that focused on understanding a bioassay report. These workshops received great reviews, so we decided to conduct a similar event this year. The 2015 bioassay workshop will take a deeper look at what’s involved with a bioassay test, the statistics utilized, interpreting your report, and will include a segment on stream monitoring and water quality related to aquatic life.

Workshops will be held from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.…


Alloway’s Hands-On Operator Training Days are back by popular demand! The Fecal Coliform and E. Coli Analyses workshop features small class sizes where participants learn about microbiological tests through hands-on instruction. Each workshop will be from 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Participants will earn 4 Ohio EPA approved wastewater contact hours. You can choose from these dates:

  • Monday, February 16th at Alloway Lima, 1101 N. Cole St., Lima, OH 

To better serve our customers, Alloway is constantly working to expand our analytical capabilities and list of certifications. Beginning January 1, 2015, any laboratory that performs analysis required for a Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Eliminations System (KPDES) permit must be certified through the Kentucky DEP. We are now certified by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) to perform wastewater analysis. Alloway’s list of certified wastewater analyses includes:


Back by popular demand, Alloway is offering another Hands-On Operator Training Day. This workshop will feature small class sizes where participants learn through hands-on instruction. At each workshop, participants have the opportunity to earn 4 Ohio EPA approved contact hours.

On Thursday, December 11th, 2014, Alloway will be holding a workshop focused on Sample Collection and Field Measurements at the Fox & Dole facility located at…


Need some last minute contact hours? Alloway is offering new training programs this fall!

Courses include:

  • So you think you want to write your Class IV?
  • Document Control – What does it mean for your facility?
  • Surviving a lab audit

Alloway will be presenting these courses during our fall workshops, where attendees can earn 3 Ohio EPA Water/Wastewater contact hours. The workshop will be from 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., with lunch from 11:30 A.…


Alloway’s rain/butterfly garden is now complete! This was the final step in implementing a new stormwater management plan that utilizes rain barrels and a rain/butterfly garden to minimize runoff. The garden is located in the back lot of the Alloway Lima facility. It features a variety of plants designed to attract butterflies, thus providing a little patch of habitat for local species. The new garden will allow stormwater to be absorbed into the ground and naturally filtered.