Industrial & Permit Monitoring Analysis
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Water pollution degrades surface water making it unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution. This is achieved by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into water. Individual homes that are connected to a municipal system, use a septic system, or do not have a surface discharge do not need an NPDES permit. However, industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if discharges directly enter surface waters. Since its introduction in 1972, the NPDES permit program has been responsible for significant improvements to the Nation’s water quality.
ChemServe utilizes highly sensitive analysis equipment to achieve the stringent detection limit requirements for the NPDES program.
Monitoring of industrial processes, their releases and their impact on the environment are key elements of regulatory control. The self-monitoring system primarily relates to measurements of process conditions, process inputs, releases and environmental pollution levels. The information obtained from a sampling and monitoring system is recorded and reported to the appropriate internal and external decision-makers.
ChemServe has extensive experience in the monitoring arena and owns all of the equipment necessary to perform sampling and analysis for industry monitoring and for specific permit requirements.
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
ChemServe performs most analysis that may be required for monitoring by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). Analysis is conducted based on the most current permit on hand and reported directly to the MWRA upon completion.
The ChemServe laboratory is a Massachusetts-certified water quality testing laboratory.