Pre-cleaned and sterilized sample containers are available without charge. Containers are preserved as appropriate. Samples for bacterial analysis must be taken in sterile bottles. Routine and pool analysis sample containers are also available at the Town Health Departments of Falmouth, Mashpee, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro. Courier service is available to Falmouth and Mashpee residents on Tuesdays through their respective Health Departments. There is also a courier service available on Wednesdays from the towns of Wellfleet, Eastham, and Brewster. Samples must be delivered by 9:30 AM in order to be picked up by the courier.
Semi-volatile organic analysis parameters include: Semi-volatile Organics, Semi-volatile Organics (drinking water), 2,3,7,8-TCDD (Dioxin) (Drinking Water), Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).
Conventional organic analysis parameters include: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (5 Day BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Organic Carbon Total (TOC), Phenolics, Surfactants (MBAS).
Pesticide and Herbicide Analyses
Pesticide and herbicide analysis parameters include: Carbamate Pesticides (Drinking Water), Organochlorine Pesticides & PCBs, Organochlorine Pesticides & PCBs (Drinking Water), PCBs by Perchlorination (Drinking Water), Organohalide Pesticides & PCBs (Drinking Water), Organophosphorus Pesticides, Chlorinated Herbicides, Chlorinated Herbicides (Drinking Water), Glyphosate (Drinking Water), Endothall (Drinking Water), Diquat and Paraquat (Drinking Water), EDB and DBCP (Drinking Water).
Hydrocarbon analysis parameters include: Hydrocarbon Fingerprint (GC/FID), Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH-IR), Oil and Grease, Gasoline Range Organics, Diesel Range Organics.
Metals and Radiological Analyses
Metals analysis parameters include: Total Metals (Except Mercury), Dissolved Metals (Except Mercury), Total Mercury, Dissolved Mercury, SDWA Lead and Copper Rule, Hexavalent Chromium.
Radiological analysis parameters include: Gross Alpha and Beta, Radium – 226, Radium – 228, Strontium – 90, Trutium.
Microbiological analysis parameters include: Clostirdium Sp, E. coli, Enterococcus Sp, Fecal Coliform, Fecal Strep, HPC, Iron Bacteria, Pseudomonas Sp, Sulfur Bacteria, Total Coliform.
Conventional Inorganic Analyses
Conventional inorganic analysis parameters include: Alkalinity, Bromide, Chloride, Total Residual Chlorine, Cyanides, Fluoride, Ammonia, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate, Nitrite, Orthophosphate, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Phosphorus, Silica, Sulfate, Sulfide, Sulfite.
Conventional Physical Properties Analyses
Conventional physical properties analysis parameters include: Color, Conductance, Hardness, Odor, pH, Total Dissolved Solids(TDS), Total Suspended Solids(TSS), Total Solids (TS), Total Volatile Solids(TVS), Settleable Solids(SS), Turbidity.