Water Testing

Chesapeake Environmental Lab, Inc. solves all of your water testing needs.

Since 1991 CEL has conducted thousands of water analysis for a variety of clients. We have integrated accuracy, efficiency and integrity into our daily laboratory practices. It is our strongest objective to help you find solutions to your water quality problems. Call today and speak to our knowledgeable staff members to see what test will work best for your water quality needs.

Drinking Water Analysis

Chesapeake Environmental Lab, Inc. offers numerous tests for drinking water including:

A naturally occurring mineral found in soil and bedrock that works its way into ground water.

Health Effects: Arsenic can cause skin damage, circulatory system problems and can increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

Waste Water Analysis

CEL can test waste water for many different parameters, including:

  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • BOD
  • Chlorides
  • Fecal Coliform
  • E.coli
  • Nitrate
  • Oil & Grease
  • Ortho Phosphorous
  • TDS
  • TKN
  • TSS
  • Total Phosphorous
  • TPH
  • TSS

Recreational Water

CEL can test beaches, rivers, inlets, and anywhere people like to enjoy the water.

  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • BOD
  • Chlorine
  • E.coli
  • Enterococci
  • Total Nitrogen
  • More...

For addition information please contact the laboratory or you can visit the EPA website at www.epa.gov and the Water System Council at www.watersystemscouncil.org. For your convenience, one of our state certified laboratory technicians will be happy to collect your samples and deliver them to our laboratory for analysis.

CEL is a leader in Water Testing for Maryland on both sides of the bridge.


When should you test your water?

  • Recurrent gastro-intestinal illness
  • Scaly residues, soaps don't lather
  • Water softener needed to treat hardness
  • Stained plumbing fixtures, laundry
  • Objectionable taste or smell
  • Water appears cloudy, frothy or colored
  • Corrosion of pipes, plumbing
  • Rapid wear of water treatment equipment
  • Nearby areas of intensive agriculture
  • Odor of gasoline or fuel oil, and near gas station or buried fuel tanks
  • Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory or dry-cleaning operation nearby
  • Salty taste and seawater, or a heavily salted roadway nearby