Maine Environmental Lab.
One Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Tel. 207-846-6569
Fax 207-846-9066


Hours: M-Th 8-5, F 8-4

Yes, We Test Drinking Water!

Are you buying a new home or concerned about your current well water? Are you on town water but live in a old house with ancient plumbing? Give us a ring at 846-6569 to discuss your concerns!

We run drinking water tests of all kinds, including "basic safety" and common real estate panels. Testing for single elements of concern (arsenic, copper, lead, fluoride, uranium, etc.) is also welcome. See "Our Analytical Services" page for a full list of tests available.

Please note: MEL does not sell water treatment systems.

Maine Environmental Laboratory is a commercial, NELAP-accredited analytical lab located on the Royal River in Yarmouth, Maine.  We have over 30 years of experience in environmental testing ranging from hazardous waste evaluation to sludge analyses to drinking water studies. We also test homeowner wells and public water supplies.

We provide high-quality data using laboratory practices that meet or exceed the 2009 TNI Standards  and Maine State Laboratory Certification Rules and Regulations.  We focus on meeting our clients’ specific analytical requirements, including attention to project detection limits, specific quality control deliverables, and reliable turn-around times.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.  Give us a call to discuss your needs!

Our analytical capabilities include:

  • Metals by ICP (lead, arsenic, copper, manganese, etc.)
  • Mercury by CVAA
  • Anions by Ion Chromatography
  • Cyanide
  • Phosphorus
  • BOD
  • COD
  • Oil and Grease (EPA 1664A)
  • pH/corrosivity
  • Alkalinity
  • Conductivity/Salt Toxicity
  • Ammonia-N
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • TCLP Extractions
  • Flashpoint/Ignitability
  • Bacteria:  Total Coliform, E. coli, Fecal Coliform
  • and so much more!

We have extensive experience with:

  • Brownfields analyses – soil and groundwater
  • RCRA analyses for groundwater monitoring
  • RCRA analyses for  solid/hazardous waste characterization
  • NPDES Priority Pollutants meeting MEDEP reporting limits
  • Industrial discharge compliance for industry and municipalities
  • MEDEP Chapter 405, Chapter 418 and Chapter 419 analyses for incinerator ash and wood ash
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant sludge and compost analyses
  • Hydrocarbon-contaminated soils characterization
  • Maine Waste Oil Analyses
  • NH Sludge Quality Certification (SQC) analyses
  • Drinking water wells
  • “Basic Safety” water Tests, Real Estate transaction testing, Maine Drinking Water Program testing

See our complete testing list on the Our Analytical Services page.


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