Our Mission

Maine Environmental Laboratory performs analyses on samples of all kinds: drinking water, wastewater, soils, sludges, ashes, and more!

Our clients range from large scale industries and organizations with regulated discharge permits to homeowners who want to ensure their well water is safe to drink. We welcome all new and returning clients to our lab, and we will work with you to get you the data you’re looking for.

Please contact us to discuss any testing needs- we offer many testing packages and can work with you on custom projects, too.

We are nationally accredited for the following in-house analyses:

Inorganics and Wet Chemistry

Alkalinity as CaCO3
Ammonia as N
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
Bromide
Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD)
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
Chloride
Conductivity
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC)
Fluoride
Hardness
Ignitability
Nitrate as N
Nitrite as N
Oil & Grease
Oil & Grease (n-Hexane Extractable Material)
Orthophosphate as P
pH
Phosphorus, total
Residue-filterable (TDS)
Residue-nonfilterable (TSS)
Residue-total (TS)
Sulfate
Total Organic Carbon
Total Solids
Total Volatile Solids

Metals

Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Boron
Cadmium
Calcium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Lithium
Magnesium
Manganese
Mercury
Molybdenum
Nickel
Potassium
Selenium
Silica as SiO2
Silicon
Silver
Sodium
Thallium
Tin
Vanadium
Zinc

Bacteria

E. coli
Total coliforms
Fecal coliforms
Enterococci
Legionella

For detailed list of methods and
accreditations, visit "Certifications."

Click the analytes in blue for more information.

 

We also offer sub-contracted analyses including, but not limited to:

VOCs, SVOCs
VPH, EPH, TPH
Herbicides, Pesticides
PCBs
TOX
Methane
Radon
PFAS
Cyanide
Hexavalent Chromium
Pentachlorophenol
Asbestos

And much more!

PFAS Testing

 

Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8AM to 5PM
Fri: 8AM to 4PM

Contact
Tel: (207) 846-6569
Fax: (207) 846-9066
Email: info@mel-lab.com

Address
1 Main Street
Yarmouth ME, 04096


How to Get Your Samples Tested at MEL:

Please call or email the lab if you are interested in testing. We will prepare a bottle kit for you to put your samples in. Once you return the samples to us, we will analyze them and send you a report via email (hardcopies available by request).

Need Guidance:

Homeowners- Please call or email the lab to order a testing kit. If you do not know what to test for, we recommend reaching out to the Maine CDC. They operate a toxicology consultation service to provide guidance based on homeowner concerns and locations. Call (866) 292-3474 or (207) 287-4311.

Industrial Clients- reach out to your waste manager or other governing agency to determine your testing needs.

Report Formats:

EDD, Excel, PDFs, STUTOX, custom

Turn-Around Time:

10 business days is standard.

Expedited service may be available (surcharges apply)

Certain analyses run faster. Call us for any timing concerns.

Containers and Coolers:

We provide sampling containers and loan coolers free of charge. Call or email us to order bottles for your sampling needs.

MEL Blank Chain of Custody (pdf):


Chain of Custody - Excel Spreadsheet Version

Sample Acceptance Rules