Historically undervalued, it is said to be good only for washing or drinking in an emergency. Today, underground water is an increasingly valued source of drinking water.
Underground water is water found below the Earth's surface, especially in the pores between soil particles and in places where the continuity of rocks has been broken. Underground water includes water in wells, boreholes, or water gushing to the surface from springs.
A special category is so-called landfill water – underground water from the vicinity of waste disposal sites. Here, the essential role of analyses is to control the degree of underground water pollution due to landfill activity.
Within the issue of underground water analysis, the qualified performance of sampling is of considerable importance. More than with other types of sampling, it is not only the knowledge and experience of the workers, but also the technical equipment that really matters. We have both – qualified and experienced people to take samples and a wide range of manual and automatic samplers and pumps.
Who are our clients?
- Producers of drinking water from underground sources
- Waste landfill operators
- Towns and municipalities
- Natural persons - citizens
What do we offer?
- Accredited sampling and analysis of underground water from wells and boreholes to determine the degree of pollution (e.g. the presence of oil substances, pesticides, heavy metals) or to assess their suitability as a drinking, utility or process water source.
- Static sampling (samples taken from monitoring objects without their prior cleaning from a long-term stagnant water column in the investigated object) or dynamic sampling (samples taken during or immediately after pumping the sampled object. In such a case, the nature of the samples is determined by the amount of underground water pumped, the position of the sampling pump used during cleaning of the object and collection of the sample, and the permeability of the rock environment.).
- For landfill water, we monitor the quality of underground water from monitoring wells above and below the landfill site, seepage water from pits, or surface water from watercourses in terms of the required indicators.
- Analyses of underground water according to the Methodological Instruction of the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic ‘Pollution Indicators’ for the purposes of detecting underground water pollution, or according to the original Methodological Instruction of the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic 8/1996 ‘Soil and Groundwater Pollution Criteria’.
- Methodological Instruction of the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic ‘Pollution Indicators’, or the original Methodological Instruction of the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic 8/1996 ‘Soil and Groundwater Pollution Criteria’