“Sooo hot. Need water.”

The dog days of summer are here.  As the temperature rises, so does our thirst.  If you’re like us, you’ve been upping your water intake to stay hydrated.  And if you drink water at a home, business, or restaurant, chances are we’ve been involved in the testing process. 2018 Drinking Water Testing at Suburban Testing … Read more

“I hope they tested this.”

We enjoy natural bodies of water for swimming, fishing, and boating.  How do we know it meets safety standards? As an Environmental Testing Laboratory, a lot of non-potable water samples from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) come through our laboratory.  The treated water discharged by these facilities goes into our vast natural waterway system – our … Read more

Suburban Testing Labs flows between generations

Company uses technology to analyze water samples. WRITTEN BY WES CIPOLLA of the Reading Eagle BERN TOWNSHIP, PA — July 11, 2018 Rich Stump has always been in the family business. When he was 7, he capped bottles at Suburban Testing Labs, then run by his father Rick.  Then he became a janitor, and worked his … Read more

Happy #GeekPrideDay!

May 25th marks the day Geeks celebrate all things Geek worldwide. #GeekPrideDay is officially 10 years old in the U.S., and is celebrated annually on May 25th.  Gone are the days when being called a Geek was known as an insult.  Today, we celebrate all things Geek! The Geek was born in the 1950’s and … Read more

2018 Top Business – Suburban Testing Labs

Michael Jordan.  David Beckham.  LeBron James. What do these phenoms in sport have in common with us?  The number #23! Our Team is celebrating today.  #23 on the list of Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses according to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, published today in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly.   We have been appearing on … Read more

Suburban Testing Labs Celebrates 55 Years and Looks to the Future

With longevity in business a thing of the past, this growing Berks County firm continues to be firmly rooted. Our region’s largest environmental testing laboratory is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Founded in 1963, Suburban Testing Labs has grown from a small, regional water testing company to one of the largest family-owned, independent,  single-site … Read more

Let’s Do This.

We make new client onboarding easy.  Here’s what you can expect… First you meet your dedicated Project Manager, who carefully gathers important information to make your project a success.   This may be in person, on the phone, or via email – whichever method you prefer. We have three full-time Geoscientists on staff serving as Project … Read more

A Lab You Can Trust

After months or years of preparation, you rely on an environmental laboratory to give you the data you need to make decisions.  You send your samples off trusting your lab will get the job done right.  Don’t let the success of your project go to the wrong hands. With the number of available labs dwindling, … Read more

Encouraging Interest in STEM with Our Youngest Girls

by: Sara Kuzma-Stump During this National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018, I can’t help but think about our Science Teachers.   As a mother of a second grade girl who loves science and nature, and since I have a career in the environmental lab industry, I think about how her science teachers are influencing her future. Many … Read more


Do you remember your favorite teacher?  What impact did they have on your life? This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018, which is your chance to #ThankATeacher.  Whether it’s a teacher you’ve had in the past, or a teacher that your child has now, this nationwide event gives us the opportunity to share our … Read more

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