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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? We work only for you!!!

We do not serve two masters. Unlike health department, extension service, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant employees who are all government employees responsible to their bosses, or water filter sales representatives, or water softener or treatment sales persons, or sales clerks at Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace Hardware, who have to try to sell you something, we work only for you. Our clients get complete confidentiality and all the information they need plus professional guidance from someone whose sole purpose is to serve this clients' best interests.

Do It Yourself Tests for Bacteria

 this is the only place you can purchase these tests

Test for these microorganisms yourself at home. Order the sterile culture tube with medium here. When you receive it, unscrew the cap, add the water you want to test, fill to the line on culture tube, screw cap back on, set on on windowsill and observe for results over the next 14 days. Disposal: fill remainder of tube with bleach, dispose in trash. That's all there is to it. If you have these bacteria present, we can help you purify your water and be rid of them.

           

Add Water --- Wait and Watch for the Change To See if You Have Any of These Bacteria In Your Drinking Water

 

we send you everything you need - order here

Iron Related Bacteria (IRB) only

$ 60.00 

 
            

Sulfur Reducing Bacteria (SRB) only

$ 60.00  

 

Slime Forming / Fouling Bacteria (SFB) only

$ 60.00 

 

 

 Sulfur (rotten egg) odor diagnostic testing: total cost $95.00. Answers: What is causing my water to stink?

 

Turbidity, pH, Temperature, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids

Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity as CaCO3; Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine

Iron Screen

Sulfate Test

Sulfur Reducing Bacteria

                     only $95.00                            

 

Iron staining and odor diagnostic testing: total cost $95.00. Answers: Where are the red and black stains or the metallic taste or odor coming from?

 

Turbidity, pH, Temperature, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids

Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity as CaCO3; Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine

Iron Test

Sulfate Test

Iron Reducing Bacteria

 

                         only $95.00                           

 

Filtration Defect and water pressure loss diagnostic testing: total cost $95.00. Answers: Why have I lost water pressure? What is the biological quality / safety of my drinking water? What is the general quality of my hot-tub / Jacuzzi water?

 

Turbidity, pH, Temperature, Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids

Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity as CaCO3; Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine

Iron Test

Sulfate

Slime Forming Bacteria

 

                          only $95.00                               

 

 

 Bacterial Testing: Tests for bacteria that foul and inactivate or damage filtration systems and purification devices and form biofilms inside well, distribution systems, plumbing, storage tanks, water heaters, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, etc. and slough off into your drinking water, produce off tastes, off-odors, or discoloration and increase the risk of becoming ill from drinking or bathing in water. Some "flesh eating" bacteria are thought to be transmitted by exposure to contaminated water. Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus and E. coli are examples of organisms that are suspected or have been proven to cause illness or death in exposed individuals.

a.  Slime Bacteria - clog filtration, pumps and distribution systems. Create an environment that allows growth of more dangerous microorganisms. Inactivate water purification systems, sometimes within hours. Produce off-tasting water.

b.  Iron Related Bacteria - clog filtration, pumps and distribution systems. Create an environment that allows growth of more dangerous microorganisms. Inactivate water purification systems, sometimes within hours. Form unsightly stains on plumbing and fixtures. Acidify the water.

c.  Sulfur Reducing Bacteria - clog filtration and distribution systems. Create an environment that allows growth of more dangerous microorganisms. Inactivate water purification systems, sometimes within hours. Form unsightly stains on plumbing and fixtures and produce foul smells. Acidify the water. Can make water toxic to pets and people. May cause skin rashes after exposure to water.

d.  Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria - turbidity, taste, odor, corrosion, health and hygiene risks

e.  Micro-Algae - can indicate the presence of pollution due to excessive nutrients entering the water. Some produce toxic, skin and mucous membrane irritating compounds etc. Clog pumping and filtration equipment.

f.  Fluorescent Pseudomonad's - can cause turbidity, slime formation, taste and odor (fishy or kerosene-like), corrosion, biodegradation, hygiene risks, skin infections, eye infections, urinary tract and genital infections, skin rashes, throat infections / sore throats; upper respiratory tract infections

g.  Nitrifying Bacteria - convert organic and ammonium compounds to nitrate. Nitrite (which is made from this nitrate) is a known carcinogen. Their presence may indicate contamination by sewage, septic tank, industrial waste undergoing aerobic degradation

h.  Denitrifying Bacteria - may indicate pollution with septic, sewage, industrial waste via anaerobic processes. If positive it should be followed by coliform testing (and fecal coliform testing).

i.   Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Bacteria - cause skin disease, ear infections (swimmers ear), eye infections, folliculitis, and identifies Pseudomonas aeruginosa -. Also, it is known that E. coli, and it is now believed that some of the organisms that cause "necrotizing fasciitis" (flesh eating; Ex. MRSA) may be transmitted by exposure to contaminated water.  Tubs, pools, and spas are excellent reservoirs for Cryptosporidium or Giardia, especially if you share them with your pets.

 

Call and request a quote if you need something you don't see here -

 

 

 

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Site visits are not always necessary!  Forward samples direct to us. Call us for full details or click here

Summary Description of Some of Our Services & Water Tests

Contractors: we are certified to perform turbidity testing and for a limited time will perform individual tests for $50.00 each, plus expenses (if there are any- cost of site visit and collecting samples. Ask for quote).

 

Many other tests are available. If you need a test, which is not described below, please contact us  at 706-892-6036, we probably have it available.

 

No Charge for Initial Consult. All proposed charges or fees will be made known in advance of performing any service that is billable.

 

Consulting: $200.00 / day plus expenses and travel - no charge for initial consult

or $25.00 / hr plus expenses and travel

No Additional Charges Apply if Water Tests are Ordered

 

To Date Our Clients Have Included:

Law Firms

Municipal and Public Water Treatment Systems

Private Water Treatment Systems

Private Individuals and families

Swimming Pool Installation and Maintenance Companies

Hot Tub Installation and Maintenance Companies

Engineering Firms

Certified Water Analysis Laboratories

Manufacturers of Water Treatment Filters

Manufacturers of Reverse Osmosis Systems

International Water Treatment Device Manufacturers and Installers

Manufacturers of Siding and Exterior Surface Samples

Construction Contractors and Developers

Real Estate Companies

1.  $45.00 This service is FREE to those who have ordered tests from us. 

Here's How It's Done:

Email, fax, or mail a legible copy of your lab results to us at our Cleveland address: Where?  Contact Us -Free!

When we receive your lab results and contact information we will:

1. Perform the analysis and either a) send you a report hardcopy or email (your choice) or b) call you at your convenience and conduct a telephone interview with you, that

a. explains what your results mean

and

b.  tells you how to properly purify / treat the water

If your water does not need purification or treatment we will tell you!!! Because we work only for you and do NOT sell treatment or purification equipment or installation!! We just tell you what you need. Don't spend thousands on a system you don't need or won't make your water safer or healthier!!!

    

Only $45.00 for professional advice with no strings attached       

before you go to Home Depot or Lowes

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Why Buy From Us?        

1. We are not a huge conglomerate, but we value customer service and satisfaction enough to let you talk to a real person and to keep our word - yes we do use answering machines but we return your calls promptly if you will just leave us your contact information

2. No one beats our prices or quality!!! - We are the best at what we do. If you can find someone who does the same groups of tests for less, we'll match them!!!

3. SECURE PAYMENT: Our Web Site and Payment Options Are SECURE!!!

(However, if you're looking for a slick, professionally created web site you should probably keep clicking. We're using our web site money to provide service)

4. With all the concerns about e-purchasing, we are offering several alternatives to allow you to make absolutely secure purchases - including invoicing you by email and accepting checks by mail

5. We are 100% U.S. Owned and Operated

Also: Giardia and Crypto testing of drinking water $85.00

 

 

Builders and Contractors

We are Certified to do National Pollution Discharge Elimination Testing and Inspections

Contractors: we are certified to perform NPDES turbidity testing and for a limited time will perform individual tests for $50.00 each, plus expenses (if there are any- cost of site visit and collecting samples. Ask for quote - usually $100.00 will cover sampling and test).

Call now 706-892-6036 or email dr_e@awsa.info

 

Annual Testing Information

 

NATIONAL ACADEMIC AND GOVERNMENT EXPERTS SAY you should test your well water each year for the following parameters!!!

 

It includes all the tests the EPA says you should have done every year.

(And we have made annual testing affordable. This is a $280.00 value and - You Pay ONLY $98.00!!!).

 

The Coliform test (and a test for E. coli / Fecal Coliform is included!!!); Microscopic Examination by a professional microbiologist (not available from any Local Government Agency); Visual Examination by a professional microbiologist (not available from any Local Government Agency); includes examination of cultures for any other visible microorganisms; Temperature; Conductivity, Nitrate, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Color; Turbidity (Many companies will charge over $100.00 for this test alone!); and for a limited time FREE:  Arsenic; Free Chlorine; Total Chlorine; Total Hardness - T-strip; Total Alkalinity - T-strip; Iron

 only $98.00      
 

Or Call us NOW at 706-892-6036 to schedule a site inspection and sampling appointment

 

Local NEXT DAY SERVICE Any Weekday and Saturday

 

 

 

Pre-Purchase Tests Package

 

Before you purchase a home, well, or any water treatment / purification / softening system for your current home - have these tests done and let us tell you if you need any purification or treatment

 

Anyone who would advise you to install a softening or purification system without first doing these tests does not know his business!!!.

These are strong words but we can back them up with good proof. Call or email us and we will explain why! Call now 706-892-6036 or email dr_e@awsa.info

 

These are the tests you need to properly design a filtration / treatment system for your home. You get the testing, we will help you design the system!!!

 

Local Clients: Within 25 miles of Cleveland, Georgia there is no shipping charge and we perform a site visit and inspection when we collect the samples. Total cost is only $198.00

 

 

 

In a remote location? Mail it in: Send AWSA Your Sample

Pre-Purchase Tests Package / Kit... MMA Kit with sample bottles

Includes everything you need: Instructions, Collection Bottles, Labels, Disinfectant, Preservatives, Pre-paid mailer, Insulated shipping container, Blue Ice, Round Trip S & H: $48.00

 

Just put the water in the bottles, the bottles in the box, and call FedEx or UPS

Complete Mineral, Metals, Anion Pre-Purchase Testing and Purification Recommendations / System Design Recommendations: $198.00

 

Includes: Microscopic exam by a qualified professional microbiologist; Temperature; Conductivity (electrical conductivity); pH; Nitrate (NO3); Total Dissolved Solids (TDS); Color; Turbidity; Free Chlorine (Cl); Total Chlorine; Total Hardness; Total Alkalinity; Phosphorus (P); Potassium (K); Calcium (Ca); Magnesium (Mg); Manganese (Mn); Iron (Fe); Aluminum (Al); Boron (B); Copper (Cu); Zinc (Zn); Sodium (Na); Cadmium (Cd); Nitrogen (N); Chromium (Cr); Molybdenum (Mo); Chloride (Cl); Fluoride (Fl); Phosphate (PO4); Sulfate (SO4);

And Coliform and Fecal Coliform / E. coli testing

Please send me the MMA Kit

ONLY $198.00

These are the tests you need to properly design a filtration / treatment system for your home. You get the testing, we will help you design the system!!!

 

(Before you purchase any water treatment / purification / softening system - have these tests done and let us tell you if you need one)

 

This is much cheaper than installing a system you don't need or treating a single illness you could develop!!!

Call us NOW at 706-892-6036

 

 

Bottled Water Plant Startup Information

Thinking About Starting Your Own Water Bottling Facility? Then this is the package you need that contains all the critical information in one place, so you can make an informed decision.

Maybe you have a unique water source, or just want to start a second business, but have no idea how to start, what it will cost, who to talk to, or what is required to be in compliance with Federal and Local laws. This package compiles all this information and more, to help anyone (in or out of the country) actually start up their own water bottling facility in the USA, and be sure they have covered all the bases. It has recently been updated and revised to provide you with the most current information available. Free phone consults with an expert are included!

  Buy Now

For a limited time at this reduced rate $238.00 plus S&H  (originally $375.00)

and Tax where applicable (approximately $21.00 max)


DVD ($238.00 plus S&H)

ONLY $238.00 plus S&H

(DVD includes live links to take you to important web sites with a single click of your mouse)

Or to learn more about this product - click here.

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Fees for Individual Water Tests

Please Note: In this industry individual tests are always more expensive than "group tests" because sampling and performing the tests individually incurs additional costs. However, you can usually find what you need, at significantly reduced rates below - and some individual fees are negotiable if additional testing is ordered.

 

 

 

Scam Buster -- Money Saver

 

Call us, email us (dr_e@awsa.info ), or send your water test results to us, we contact you and tell you what they mean and how to purify your water and help you design a treatment system to meet your specific needs

Here's How It's Done:

Get your water tested anywhere you like. Send us your results by fax or email. We will review your water test laboratory results and let you know if the test results are valid and accurate, explain exactly what they mean and what you need to do, if anything, to treat, condition, or purify your water. We will tell you approximately what costs might be and tell you what kind of system (if any) you may need to purchase.  We will help you design the system so it works like it should - with the correct purification devices in the correct order so they are not damaged and work properly.

More important, we will tell you if you don't need anything at all, because we don't get paid to sell you anything. Who else has no interest in selling you on a particular system?

When we finish you will know, what, if any water purification or softening you need BEFORE you make a decision to buy anything. Before you go to Home Depot, Lowe's, or Ace Hardware. It is estimated that less than 28% of the systems that are currently installed correct a real problem or make or keep your drinking water safer and healthier. Don't let a salesman take advantage of the fact that you did not like chemistry when they taught it in school. That's what water chemistry geeks are here to help you with, and that is a most important feature of our service.  Arming you with the information you need to make the right decision!

 This service is included for FREE to those who have ordered tests from us.  But for those of you that had your water tested elsewhere, it is available for ONLY

$45.00

Analysis of lab results, explanation of lab results, recommendations for treatment, assistance in designing a system specific to your needs

Only $45.00 to have a water treatment professional advise you on which tests to ask for,  analyze your lab results

ONLY $45.00 To KNOW What to DO and talk to a Pro

AND to have an unbiased professional, in the water treatment business, help you design your system.

 

Then you will be able to walk into Home Depot and say "I do not need a softening system (save $500 - $1200.00 or more), but I would like a sediment filter with a 0.45 micron nominal pore diameter and a charcoal filter". Or "I would like a 4-stage reverse osmosis system (and give them specifics) so I don't have to buy bottled water anymore".

Don't let a sales rep rush you. Ask for a copy of their lab / test results, send / fax or phone them in to us, and get an immediate independent analysis from us before making a decision.

 

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Additional Microbiological Testing:

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 Reduced rates available for multiple tests- please inquire at dr_e@awsa.info         

 

 

North Georgia's Only Independent Water Treatment Professionals

 

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