Sampling and Laboratory Procedures

We are the only firm in Colorado to offer on-site training in laboratory procedures.  Our eight-hour wastewater sampling and analysis course begins by observing existing sampling and analysis procedures.  Suggestions are made throughout the day to improve sampling techniques, sampling locations, and analytical procedures.  Observe and correct is the most effective way to learn because good techniques are reinforced with immediate hands-on application.  We’ll summarize our observations and suggestions in a short letter report to further reinforce sampling and analytical techniques.

We also offer lab skills training in individual procedures such as biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), and microbiological methods complete with detailed PowerPoint presentations.

  • Wastewater Sampling and Analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Individual Testing Methods
  • Representative Sampling
  • Distribution System Sampling
  • Jar Testing

Setting up a new laboratory?  No problem.  We can help you specify equipment, write operating procedures, set-up bench sheets, and decide which samples to run in-house and which to send out.

Useful Laboratory Links


We’ve conducted friendly lab audits for many different entities including Widefield W&SD, Grand County W&SD, Tabernash Meadows Sanitation District, Leprino Foods Company, Cargill Meat Solutions, Silverthorne-Dillon Sewage Authority, and the Frisco Sanitation District; to name a few.  We’ve also set up several small wastewater labs from scratch including the City of Dinuba California, Three Lakes W&SD, and Leprino Foods Company at Greeley.