Creating Healthier Environments

Water Testing

Providing accurate water tests for industries in New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts

From assessing drinking water safety to managing large-scale compliance, RPF Environmental has the expertise and experience to identify the source of your toughest water problems. We work with a variety of industries to comprehensively assess the presence of organic and inorganic compounds at trace levels for maximum detection. Our services deliver an accurate, comprehensive analysis of your water, including:

  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Lead
  • Legionella
  • MTBE
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene (1,4D)
  • Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE)
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

And more.

What’s in Your Water?

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common compounds found in municipal water supplies.

PFOA and PFOS

Without professional testing, it can be difficult to determine whether PFOA and PFOS are present in the water sources that supply your facility. PFOA and PFOS have been detected in water samples from private residential wells, as well as commercial and public water supplies at levels exceeding those considered protective of health or the environment. Exposure to PFOA and PFOS over certain levels may result in adverse health effects, including:

  • Developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breast-fed infants, such as low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations
  • Cancer (testicular, kidney)
  • Liver effects (tissue damage)
  • Compromised immune system
  • Thyroid effects

Legionella

Legionella is a bacteria found in freshwater environments like lakes and streams, but it can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in building water systems. Exposure to legionella can cause health complications such as Pontiac fever, a flu-like illness.

Lead

Lead in water supplies commonly comes from corroded plumbing pipes. Even low levels of lead can cause adverse health effects. Lead exposure has been linked to:

• Damage to the brain and nervous system

• Slowed growth and development in fetuses and young children

• Hearing problems

• High blood pressure

• Kidney damage

• Reproductive problems in men and women

Arsenic

Arsenic occurs naturally in groundwater and is found in excessive amounts in parts of New England. The World Health Organization estimates that millions of people are at risk of arsenic poisoning each year because their drinking water has excessively high concentration of this substance. Millions more are made ill by sub-clinical doses absorbed from the air, food or tap water.

Fast, Accurate Water Testing

RPF Environmental provides a full suite of water testing and environmental services to help you better manage your facility's water. Our testing and consulting expertise, along with our wide array of lab and field services, enables us to conduct thorough investigations and offer practical solutions to healthcare facilities, educational institutions, municipalities and many other types of organizations – regardless of size or complexity. Whether you need a complicated study during a heated legal battle or a simple pollution investigation for a real estate transaction, turn to RPF Environmental for an exact assessment of your water’s quality.

Client Testimonials

  • “We have worked with RPF for over 20 years and has always been very satisfied with their service.”

    Bill Behrmann- St. Thomas Aquinas School

  • “I will continue to call on RPF for all things related to environmental safety and health.”

    Richard A. Falardeau- SAU 49; Gov. Wentworth Regional School District

  • “RPF is a great company to work with, highly knowledgeable, great to work with and accommodating.”

    Jennifer Gilbert- St. Charles School

  • “I have been using the services of RPF Environmental for several years and plan on continuing to do so.”

    Bill Timmons- SPS New England

  • “They are a great company and have provided prompt and professional services.”

    Bill Botting- SAU 60; Fall Mountain School District

  • “RPF gets the job done. We were impressed by their knowledge, diligence and quality of work.”

    Barry Gaw- Sippican Partners, LLC

  • “Throughout the work season, there were no lost work days or safety incidents due to RPF's outstanding commitment to the project.”

    Jeffrey Hebb- Charter Contracting Company, LLC

  • “RPF has helped us reassure our staff, students and public that our school environments are clean, healthy spaces for learning.”

    Ed Emond- SAU 30; Laconia NH School District

  • “We have worked with RPF Environmental for several years now. They are a great company to work with, very knowledgeable, helpful, professional and friendly.”

    Heather Nichols – Kahr Arms

Why Work With
RPF Environmental?

  • Fastest turnarounds available for time-sensitive projects
  • Meet all regulatory standards & maintain focus on project goals
  • Dedicated client services that emphasize close communication
  • Cost-effective and creative alternatives for flexible strategies
  • Access to leading experts in your specific field to enhance your solutions
  • EPA Accredited Asbestos & Lead Safe Renovator Trainer