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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.



The Alloway Mansfield facility is in the process of moving to a new location at 1502 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. This location is more convenient for our customers, with easy access to Route 30. Click here for a map and directions.



Understanding a bioassay report can be daunting. To assist our customers in getting the most out of their data, Alloway will be hosting a special 3 hour workshop designed to help you better understand and interpret your report. Terms like NOEC, LOEC, analysis of variance, normality of data, and statistical tests will be broken down by presenter John Hoffman, President of Alloway.

During this workshop, Alloway personal will be sharing some of their insight from over 70 years of…


Alloway’s Conservation Summit is our newest initiative that brings together business leaders, educators, and environmental managers for the opportunity to hear from industry experts regarding today’s hot topics. This ground breaking event is scheduled for April 30th, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Allen County Sanitary Engineer's Training Facility at 3230 N. Cole Street, in Lima, Ohio.

Our all star line-up includes:

  • Joe Gearing, Storm Water Manager for the City of…

Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters is launching a new program, using the slogan, “Save a Dime. Sample on Time!” The program aims to reduce total coliform and nitrate monitoring violations by public water systems. Beginning January 1st, 2014, any public water systems in violation of their monitoring requirements will face penalties of $150, or more, for each violation. Violations can occur when results are reported late in the EPA eDWR, and when public water systems do not…


In May 2013, the Ohio EPA released a Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy targeted at Public Water Systems (PWSs). This new publication shares several discoveries made between 2012 and 2013 that are relevant to PWSs for the detection and treatment of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in Ohio.  

At the end of 2012, the Ohio EPA reported that cyanotoxins, toxins produced by the cyanobacteria found in HABs, were detected in the source waters for thirteen public water supplies, but there were…