COVID-19 UPDATE:  WE ARE OPEN and welcome your samples!

Please take note of the following changes in MEL protocol due to our COVID-19 social-distancing efforts:

  • > Please DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING without prior permission. In fact, the door is now locked– but we’re OPEN!
  • > RECEPTION IS NOW OUTSIDE THE BUILDING, AT OUR ENTRANCE DOOR. When you arrive, please call us upstairs at 846-6569 or buzz the intercom to let us know that you are here; we will come down to meet you. Alternatively, bang on the door and call up the stairs. For those of you who have dragged coolers up our stairs for 30 years, this will come as a welcome improvement in service!

Thanks for your patience and understanding!


OUR MISSION

BOD wrangler Dan Connolly

Maine Environmental Laboratory performs analyses on samples of all kinds: drinking water, waste water, soil, ash, sludge, manure, wood chips, paint chips, shop rags, railroad ties, food slurry, dredge spoils, dirty oil, construction debris, mystery matrix… You name it, we’ve tested it.

We are a multi-purpose, full-service, one-stop shop: if we can’t do it ourselves, we will find a lab that can do it for you, and coordinate the bottles,  shipping and reporting for you.

Our clients are industries and small organizations with regulated discharge permits, municipalities, engineering firms, the State of Maine, energy companies, and a whole lot of folks who want to ensure their well water is safe to drink.

Please contact us to discuss your special needs; we welcome custom projects and can scale up to fit your project.

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.