COVID-19 and Our Water & Wastewater Industry

(March 17, 2020) – As an essential service, our laboratory continues to operate to protect public health and preserve our environment.  The Centers for Disease Control and Water Environment Federation has shared guidance about drinking water and wastewater transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Their websites will be frequently updated with new information as it becomes available.  Live information … Read more

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Service Update

We’d like to let you know what Suburban Testing Labs is doing as a result of the COVID-19 virus news. Most of our clients are considered “essential services”, providing safe drinking water to residents and clean water to our rivers, lakes and streams from treatment facilities. As a result, many require frequent analytical testing. We will … Read more

World Cancer Day 2020

February 4th marks World Cancer Day.  Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide with 9.6 million people dying from cancer each year – this number is predicted to almost double by 2030*. One of the key ways to help reduce public risk is Government action and accountability.  The EPA’s Brownfields Program and the … Read more

(water+hops+barley) + wings + pizza = Super Bowl Sunday

How does our job relate to the Super Bowl? Forbes estimates that Americans are drinking 325 million gallons of beer during the weekend of the big game.  Whatever people are drinking, it takes a lot to wash down all the pizza and chicken wings.  Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in food consumption. … Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Day of Service

Make it a day ON, not a day off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020 is Monday, January 20th. Americans began commemorating MLK Jr’s birthday through legislation in 1983 as a federal holiday, and it was decided to be the third Monday of every January. Instead of it being a day off, … Read more

2019 Holiday Hours

While our laboratory operates 365 Days per year, our office does observe holiday hours for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We ask that samples are dropped off at our laboratory by 1:00 as shown below so our analysts can be with their families as much as possible. Sample pick-up and collection changes will be … Read more

Analysis of Nutrients in Waters

Total Phosphorous, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate, and Nitrite are important nutrients for wastewater treatment plants to remove in their treatment processes. Excessive nutrients…

Gravimetric Analysis

Over the past 12 months we’ve performed over 43,400 tests in our Gravimetric Lab, which is part of our Inorganic Chemistry Department. Tests analyzed here include Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Solids. What type of clients typically perform these tests, and what’s the difference between them?

Tailgate Party Giveaway

Fall is here, and so is football, grilling, and backyard fire pit season. To celebrate this great season, we are doing one last giveaway for the season. Enter to win our Suburban Tailgate Party Basket, which includes: $25 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods Suburban Testing Labs Beer Mug HydraPeak 12oz Travel Mug for your … Read more

Back to School 2019 Giveaway

Summer is unofficially ending this weekend, and kids are headed back to school. We thought we’d celebrate the start of fall with a fun Suburban Swag Giveaway Contest! The basket includes: Suburban Testing Labs Moleskine Journal $25 Gift Card to Target Insulated Lunch Bag Glass Reusable Water Bottle Silicone Reusable Straws Fancy Pen Set Metal … Read more

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