EPA LT2 Cryptosporidium – EAL

Environmental Associates Ltd. is a microbiology laboratory founded in 1987 to provide world wide service for protozoan and virus testing with NELAP certification and holds United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for Methods 1622/1623 for Giardia and Cryptosporidium analysis for the EPA Long Term 2 Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 rule).  We can assist with microbial services including:

  1. Lab analysis for Giardia and Cryptosporidium with water and wastewater
  2. Lab analysis for total culturable viruses
  3. Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA) for ground water ( GWUDI ) and filtration evaluation
  4. On-Site pilot plant studies and sampling test services.
  5. Many more specialty microbiology analysis and consultation
  6. Homeowner water well testing in Ithaca, NY region.

Environmental Associates specializes in validation studies and other special projects.  EAL is always looking for new interesting projects. To learn more about how we can help you with your laborartory/research needs, please contact us at 607-272-8902, or info@eal-labs.com


Emergency Onsite Services

Environmental Associates Ltd. Lab Capabilities and Experience since 1987

  • 24 Hour results for Cryptosporidium and Giardia analysis
  • Country wide on-site lab service
  • Drinking Water and Waste Water microbiology
  • Surface Water and Ground Water consulting
  • Extensive Well Experience from from 100 gallons a day to 100,000 million gallons a day well fields.
  • Onsite Pilot Plants for Drinking Water and Waste Waters
  • OnSite Engineering Ability for New Technologies
  • Water Plant Consultions and Microbiological Optimizations


Flood Waters from Sandy Pose Risk of Water Supply Contamination

With many of New Jersey’s cities and towns still experiencing significant flooding, several of the state’s municipalities have issued boil water advisories, warning consumers that the public drinking water could possibly be contaminated and unsafe to drink.

So far 12 municipalities in New Jersey have issued advisories — including Atlantic City MUA, New Brunswick Water Department and Ship Bottom, among others.  — FoxNews

Major Health Risks Posed in the Aftermath of Sandy

The hurricane has passed and the damage has been done. We can at least take solace in the fact that things will settle down now, right?

As if the death toll and damages are not enough, experts are concerned about areas that suffered severe flooding, in particular New York City, and the spread of disease.

Dangers of fecal matter, E. Coli bacteria, flood debris, and urban contaminants such as oil, gas and trash mixing with water are very serious. Open wounds or vulnerable parts of the body such as the eyes coming into contact with flood water can create a susceptibility to infection, virus, bacteria and parasite exposure.  — Discovery.com

UCMR 3 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3


The third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) was signed by EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson on April 16, 2012. As finalized, UCMR 3 will require monitoring for 30 contaminants using EPA and/or consensus organization analytical methods during 2013-2015. Together EPA, States, laboratories and public water systems (PWSs) will participate in UCMR 3.


Hurricane SANDY: Actions to Take While a Boil-Water Advisory is in Effect

Water should not be delivered to patients through the dental unit, ultrasonic scaler, or other dental equipment
that uses the public water system. This restriction does not apply if the water source is isolated from the municipal
water system (e.g., a separate water reservoir or other water treatment device cleared for marketing by FDA).
Patients should rinse with bottled or distilled water until the boil-water advisory has been cancelled.
During these advisory periods, tap water should not be used to dilute germicides or for hand hygiene unless
the water has been brought to a rolling boil for >1 minute and cooled before use.1,4-6
For hand hygiene, antimicrobial products that do not require water (e.g., alcohol-based hand rubs) can be
used until the boil-water notice is cancelled. If hands are visibly contaminated, bottled water and soap should be used
for handwashing; if bottled water is not immediately available, an antiseptic towelette should be used.

Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers

“The American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush.”  (source: New York Times).   The article reveals, alarmingly, that EPA and state regulators are NOT doing the job of protecting the water resources that supply the nation’s drinking water.  Clearly the pollution issues raised need to be examined before this country ruins its own precious water supply.  The pollution problem needs to be solved before any further threat to this essential resource is created.