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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.


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!

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…


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.


    2.   Provide a testimonial for us to share.

To participate in our referral program, email us at…


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…


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…


Alloway is introducing new training videos designed to help you! As your ultimate laboratory resource, we want to help make the sampling process as simple as possible. Our clients often have questions about the proper sampling techniques for Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. In response, we decided to make a video with some helpful tips and hints.

If you have an idea of other topics you would like us to cover, we want to hear it! Email your suggestions to…


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…