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International #DayoftheGirl – October 11th

According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, women account for less than 30% of the world’s researchers in science, technology, and innovation.  Recognizing International Day of the Girl is one way we can encourage women and girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and spread the word about the … Read more

PA Brownfields Conference

Plan to join us to learn about opportunities for transforming communities throughout the commonwealth, at the PA Brownfields Conference.  Conference attendees will experience the Lehigh Valley’s success in creating a vibrant destination where people want to live, work, play and visit. The Conference is planned in collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers’ Society … Read more

Back to Basics Lab Training

Water and Wastewater Operators – Check out the EPWPCOA Laboratory Practices Training November 1st on “Back to Basics – Understanding the Fundamentals of Water Testing and Sampling Techniques.” You’ll see our own Sara Kuzma-Stump, Director, and Rich Stump, President, presenting on analysis and sampling techniques.  And the class provides 5 Water AND Wastewater CE Credits.  Register online … Read more

Another Road Project?

Vacations require transportation.  Whether you’re driving, flying or taking a bus, you need to get from here to there somehow. It’s rare to travel anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region during the summer without encountering road construction of some sort.  While this can be a giant pain for travelers and commuters, the long-term benefit is important.  … Read more

Environmental Testing for our Rivers, Lakes and Streams

Pennsylvania has six major watersheds.  A major watershed that feeds the Delaware is the Schuylkill River. Our headquarters are in the Schuylkill River Watershed, and we perform analytical testing for many clients in the region-  protecting the health of this important natural resource. Learn more about this watershed, and the great recreational opportunities it provides. … Read more

Suburban Testing Labs Enters List of Top Labs

Last week TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group, the leading consulting and advisory firm to the environmental and water resource industry, released their highly anticipated list of “The Largest Environmental Testing Labs – 2017,” which ranks the country’s largest environmental testing laboratories by revenue.  Suburban Testing Labs joined the list for the first time, ranked at number 25. … Read more

Testing Pool Water

Your poolside worries should be limited to swimming, sunblock, and selfies – not bacteria.  That’s where we come in. Last week alone, we performed more than 1300 analyses for public bathing (pool) clients.  Learn what public pools are required to do, how we fit in, and why some pools fail the bacteria test. Testing Requirements … Read more

“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

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