Groundwater and Soil Testing Monmouth County: All American Environmental
About half of the world’s population depends solely or in part on groundwater. It is responsible for the water needed daily. It also plays an important part in irrigation and supplies roughly 43% of the water used for this purpose.
There are eight aquifers in southern New Jersey that contain groundwater. Together, they supply about 75% of the water used for farming, and in homes and businesses. Five of them are in Monmouth County.
Groundwater sampling plays an integral part in monitoring water quality. It identifies any contaminants in this vital water supply. Soil testing services are also important.
Both must adhere to specific standards. The Monmouth County, NJ soil and groundwater remediation guidelines outline these.
Any soil testing service company must follow them and All American Environmental does. Read on to learn more.
Monmouth County, NJ Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
The remediation guidelines outline three major classes or types of groundwater which include:
- Class I groundwater which is of special ecological significance
- Class II groundwater which is a part of the potable water supply
- Class III groundwater is for any other purpose other than potable water supply
The purpose of these guidelines is to set specific standards. This includes the amount of hazardous material that can remain in an environmental setting. Determining this includes:
- An on-site investigation to determine if there’s contamination
- Remediation to determine the levels of pollutants
This allows the removal of waste or contaminants from groundwater and/or soil. It must be to levels that are acceptable for their use.
The Importance of Groundwater Sampling and Soil Testing Services in Monmouth County NJ
Groundwater sampling and soil testing play a major part in determining the level of contaminants in both groundwater and soil.
The purpose of groundwater sampling is to accurately reflect the water’s quality. There are two major groundwater sampling methods:
Passive Groundwater Sampling
This is the collection of water without the use of a pump or retrieval by a bailer. This can be a tedious method depending on the amount of water needed for the sample.
Bladder Pump Groundwater Sampling
This method uses water collected via a bladder pump. The pump uses compressed air to push the water through a screen below the bladder. This filters any unwanted material from the water.
Recent concerns about contaminants in NJ soil make testing more important than ever. It can determine the level of pollutants in the soil. These can include heavy metals, hydrocarbons, and organic vapors.
The samples taken are usually from various areas and at several depths. A soil testing service also usually measures the water table’s depth and the soil’s grain size.
Testing for a Safer, Healthier Environment
The soil in New Jersey is certainly not free from contaminants. This can be a major problem for the agricultural sector. It also highlights the importance of having a soil test service company.
Companies such as All American Environmental don’t only provide soil testing services. We also ensure New Jersey’s water is safe by conducting groundwater sampling. We strictly adhere to the Monmouth County NJ soil and groundwater remediation guidelines.
We help make New Jersey safer and healthier. Do you have concerns about soil and/or water in your area? Contact All American Environmental to learn more about our Monmouth County NJ groundwater and soil testing and assessment services.
The Monmouth County towns we provide groundwater and soil testing services to are, but are not limited to:
Middletown Township, Long Branch, Red Bank, Freehold Township, Freehold, Asbury Park, Ocean Township, Eatontown, Holmdel, Manalapan Township, Neptune Township, Howell Township, Marlboro, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, Hazlet, Oceanport, Atlantic Highlands, Shrewsbury, Colts Neck, Spring Lake, Matawan, Monmouth Beach, Manasquan, Highlands, Little Silver, Keyport, Rumson, West Long Branch, Neptune City, Keansburg, Sea Bright, Fair Haven, Brielle, Sea Girt, Bradley Beach, Farmingdale, Belmar, Aberdeen Township, Millstone, Englishtown, Union Beach, Allentown, Upper Freehold, Lake Como, Avon-by-the-Sea, Allenhurst, Deal, Loch Arbour, Shrewsbury Township, Spring Lake Heights and beyond.