Water Testing

Maypole provides a full-range of Water Testing options. Different methods may be used depending on the issue(s) you are facing. We are here to walk you through it and put your mind at ease. 

Why Is Water Testing Important?

Water testing is important in order to ensure you and your loved ones are not being exposed to harmful contaminents. Poor water quality can lead to a large variety of health concerns ranging in severity. 

If you have concerns about your water quality it may be helpful to have it tested by a professional in order to get some peace-of-mind.

Health Effects of Poor Water Quality
  • Skin discoloration

  • Stomach Pain

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • Fever

  • Kidney Failure

  • Gastrointestinal Illneses

  • Nervous System Damage

  • Reproductive Effects

  • Developmental Issues

  • Organ Damage

  • Hepatitis

  • Cancer

 
 

How is Water Quality Tested?

In order to test the quality of your water, a sample will be collected from each water source in your home or office.  This sample(s) will then be sent out to a 3rd party laboratory for analysis.  Once results are received Maypole will review them and issue a written report of the findings. 

The water will be tested for many different known contaminants and comparated against the permisable exposure limits as set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Additionally, for cooling tower systems, Maypole performs water sampling services in accordance with New York City Local Law 77, 76 and Chapter 8.

What to Expect

The inspection is just the beginning of the services that Maypole provides.  Once the inspection is complete and we receive the results back from the laboratory we will thoroughly review them prior to issuing the inspection report.  

We are always here to answer any questions along the way or to discuss the results with you.  In the event that contamination is found we can also help you navigate the best course of action and your options on how to proceed. 

Inspection

Includes:

 - review of records and documents

 - visual inspection

 - photographs of areas of concern

 - sampling of each water source

Analysis

Includes:

 - analysis of lab results

 - written inspection report

 - written recommendations (if necessary)

Consultation

Includes (upon request):

 - discussion of results

 - explanation of report(s)

 - consultation of options

Water Regulations

New York City has recently lowered lead-based paint thresholds and increased laws and regulations. It is crucial for property owners to understand the new laws in order to stay compliant and avoid unnecessary fines.

Local Law 76

Keep on top of your NYC cooling tower sampling and reporting requirements.

Local Law 77

Know the requirements and deadlines for your cooling tower compliance!