Regulatory Sampling Services
ALS are able to support clients with a range of Regulatory Sampling services; with analysis conducted at our ISO17025:2005 and MCERTS accredited laboratory in Coventry and our DWTS accredited laboratory in Wakefield. Our Environmental Technicians are able to provide Regulatory Sampling services in England and Wales, with our areas of specialism including:
- Pipeline Surveys
- Urban Waste Water (UWW)
- Operator Self Monitoring (OSM)
- Chemical Investigation Programme (CIP)
- Water Framework Directive (WFD)
- Trade Effluents
Urban Wastewater Sampling
ALS Environmental can provide wastewater sampling services with particular attention to meeting the requirements of the Urban Wastewater Directive (91/271/EEC) - introduced into the UK legislation as the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulation in 1994. Our sampling service is customised to assure water companies of compliance with standard legislation and that sewage is treated to secondary biological treatment levels, before discharge to inland surface waters, estuaries and coastal water.
Operator Self-Monitoring Sampling (OSM Sampling)
ALS can provide field technicians that can undertake sampling, to MCerts accreditation, of
the final discharge effluent from a treatment works. Our sampling services provided will ensure that representative samples are collected so that the quality of the final effluent can be established.
Chemical Investigation Programme (CIP Sampling)
The Chemical Investigation Programme (CIP2) is a project being undertaken by all of the Water Utility providers who have waste obligations on behalf of the United Kingdom Water Industry Research (UKWIR) as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD) under framework 2000/60/EC. This Directive aims to classify each body of Surface Water (rivers) within the EU as ‘good’ or better. In order to be classified as ‘good’, levels of chemicals in each water system cannot breach set ‘Environmental Quality Standard’ (EQS) levels. ALS can provide experienced field technicians who can undertake sampling at Wastewater Treatment Works and Rivers upstream and downstream.