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Residential Water Testing

Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Environmental Systems Service, Ltd. (ESS) analyzes drinking water for a variety of applications.  If you are purchasing a new home, drilling a new well, or concerned about your general water quality, you can count on ESS to provide quality results in a timely manner.  Click here for a brochure of homeowner testing packages.

To ensure proper sample collection, ESS provides sampling instructions and sample collection containers with proper preservatives. Additionally, ESS adheres to a strict chain of custody procedure from the sample receiving through analysis and reporting.  We ensure that proper holding times and temperatures were maintained and the most accurate results possible were obtained. (Click here to print ESS Chain of Custody Form and Water Analysis FAQ's)

ESS is certified by the Virginia DCLS for the drinking water analysis of the following:
  • Coliform Bacteria
  • Conductivity
  • Turbidity
  • Alkalinity
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Fluoride
  • Sulfate
  • Orthophosphate
  • Nitrite

The normal turn-around time for results varies based upon the testing required and the incubation period. Coliform results for a new home loan or new home well are typically available the next business day; results for additional parameters are usually available in less than ten days. Sample collection or pick-up is also available at an additional charge.

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Corporate Office    

ESS, Ltd.    
218 North Main Street    
Culpeper, VA 22701    

toll free 1-800-541-2116    
office 1-540-825-6660    
fax 1-540-825-4961    

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