Case study: Environmental Monitoring
A one-stop shop for all of your environmental monitoring needs
We have a very successful track record of conducting a wide range of water quality monitoring programmes and investigations across the UK. We offer bespoke monitoring programmes, design, sampling, analysis and comprehensive reporting services including:
There are over 100,000 environmental permits in place for consented discharges to controlled waters in the UK alone as well as for businesses producing trade effluents. These discharges will have quality conditions assigned and non-compliance can lead to prosecution and fines.
We can design a monitoring programme according to your needs and conduct sampling and analysis to ensure you remain compliant. We also provide interpretation of results with advice of compliance failures solutions to improve the quality of your effluent in a comprehensive report.
Our ecologists assess a wide range of ecological indicators such as aquatic macro-invertebrates, macrophytes, diatoms, plankton and fish to help you understand the status of the ecology in a water body. Our expert staff are able to assess a range of habitats including rivers, lakes, ponds, canals, and tidal or marine environments linking the aquatic ecology to habitat availability, flow and water quality.
Our services include:
We can design monitoring programmes to sample, analyse and provide results and advice in a comprehensive report on how to maintain and improve water quality. If required, we can provide advice of compliance failures and provide solutions for improving the quality of your effluent.
The European Union Bathing Water Directive sampling season for inland and coastal bathing waters is between May and September each year. In addition, lakes, rivers and seas are used for a variety of recreational activities and immersion sports including swimming, diving, fishing and sailing.
There may be adverse health effects associated with recreational use if health hazards are present such as (sewage) pollution, toxic cyanobacteria and blue-green algae. Using Bathing Water Directive sampling methodology and UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, we are able to design and implement a monitoring programme to provide you with the information required to make evidence-based decisions on improving water quality.
Applying hydrogen peroxide is a fast and effective way to boost oxygen levels in water bodies in an environmental emergency situation. It can provide rapid relief for aquatic life where pollutants or natural events cause acute reductions in dissolved oxygen levels. This can help to prevent mortalities of fish and damage to other aquatic life, while assisting the natural recovery of the ecosystem.
Hydrogen peroxide is also useful in controlling algal and bacterial growth to improve water quality for open water swimming and immersion sports. We are also able to provide conventional aeration systems to alleviate the effects of environmental incidents or natural events.
We provide a safe and effective aeration and hydrogen peroxide application service throughout the UK with rapid response times.
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