The concentration of metals in surface water can either be dissolved metals or total metals depending on your location. Elevated levels of metals, and in particular heavy metals, is a sign that human activity is affecting the water.
Clients of ALS have access to an extensive portfolio of metals and speciated metals in water; experienced chemists using the latest technology are able to detect metal concentrations down to levels rarely accomplished in the industry.
This group of compounds can act as reliable indicators of contamination or disturbances.MORE INFORMATION
Undesirable organic compounds should typically not be found in surface water unless there are sources contributing to contamination.MORE INFORMATION
High levels of certain microbes in surface water are an indicator of possible drainage from nearby areas.MORE INFORMATION