Our Services

As a Maryland State Certified Water Quality Laboratory (#181), CEL specializes in water and wastewater analysis for homeowners, businesses, municipalities, industries, river keepers and well & septic inspections for the real estate industry.

CEL strictly adheres to the analytical methods approved under the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Water Act (NPDES).

Commercial & Municipal Clients

Our commercial and municipal customers rely on CEL to make sure they are complying with the myriad of regulations established by local, state and federal governments. CEL provides water sample collection and analysis for schools, restaurants, dentists, physicians, engineers, waste water treatment plants, drinking water plants, storm water projects, water conditioning companies, and federal, state and local government agencies.

Real Estate Agents

Real Estate Agents

CEL’s fast, dependable, and accurate testing is what makes real estate agents continually use our services. They know that the well and septic inspections will be delivered in a timely fashion as to not delay a settlement. Over the past 30 years, CEL has conducted thousands of tests for real estate transactions requiring the precise knowledge of the requirements for FHA, VA, CDA and standard conventional loans. Join the many real estate agents in the area who trust CEL with their clients’ well and septic inspections. Order a well and septic inspection for your clients.



To ensure your family’s health and quality of life, CEL has the experience to recommend the appropriate and affordable water tests needed to determine the quality of your water.

Household Water. CEL can provide your family with a sense of security by testing your water to determine if it is free of harmful bacteria and other contaminants that might cause health issues. CEL’s water analysis will also help in determining the best treatment options for other issues, such as taste and water stains on clothes and fixtures.

Recreational Water. Homeowners living on the many rivers, creeks, and bays in this area, turn to CEL to test the water to make sure it is safe before they allow family and friends to swim off their docks or beach areas.

Pools and Hot Tubs. If you own a swimming pool or hot tub, CEL is available to test the water to ensure your family and guests are enjoying the best water quality possible.

River Keepers

CEL is fully certified to collect and analyze for Enterococci and E. coli bacteria along with any other nutrients in recreational waters. Our laboratory enables a river keeper the ability to collect after-hour emergency samples with the comfort of knowing there is a trained staff member ready to accept and analyze the samples.

Chesapeake Environment Lab, Inc. is a leader in Water Testing and Analysis for Maryland and Delaware.

Our services and analysis include well and septic inspections for real estate, and CEL provides testing and analysis for:

  • Drinking Water
  • Waste Water
  • Well and Septic Inspections
  • Chlorination Service
  • Recreational Water
  • Storm Water
  • Arsenic
  • Radium
  • Bacteria
  • Nitrate
  • Radon
  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Copper