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"Ara Environmental always deliver a prompt, friendly service and have been extremely professional in managing our water treatment requirements. Their staff are always available to resolve any query quickly and are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them for any water management needs."
"I just wanted to express how happy I am with the service that we have received from your staff. They have been so courteous and accommodating and this has been mentioned by all of my team. Please could you pass on my personal thanks to them."
"Working in partnership with Ara for many years, provides me with confidence that we are compliant with L8 as they cover all relevant aspects of the ACoP. I have found them informative, ever cooperative, super flexible and swift in their responses and would add that they are one of our top performing contractors. We will be working with them on air sampling as well as water management to provide another service back to our learners and staff."
"We have worked with ARA Environmental for over a decade. They write the ACOP L8 risk assessments, carry out the monthly temperature monitoring and various associated work including tank cleansing. The directors have always been available to offer advice and answer queries of a technical nature. The staff are personable and reliable. We are routinely required to go to three quotes and ARA have always been competitive."
"The service they provide is second to none and added to their speed of response provides us with a cost effective and compliant service. They are an integral part of my team and I would highly recommend them."
"Thanks for another year of excellent service."
"Always available for informal attention and guidance. I am confident that I can contact Ara Environmental for free and impartial advice."
"Ara Environmental has been our Legionella Control contractor since 2011, they have provided us with an extremely professional service, their attention to detail and communications has been first class, it's a pleasure to work with them and I would certainly recommend them to others."
"Major refurbishment work was well planned, executed on time and on budget. Consumate professionals."
Water Quality Analysis
Water quality analysis is essential to cleanliness and is achieved through good hygiene procedures but can only be verified through testing, analysis and comparison to known standards. These standards are set by the relevant regulatory bodies in each field, notably the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and Environmental Health Officers.
These authorities set the parameters for good water hygiene as set out in the ACoP L8, HSG274 and Water Supply Regulations. Water quality analysis sampling is required to ensure compliance and this must be carried out by a competent person.
In addition to the control of Legionella and other bacteria in water systems (E.g. E.coli, Coliforms, Pseudomonas and Total Viable Count). We are able to carry out a wide range of tests such as Water quality analysis on the physical and organic chemistry of the water (See Below). Using them in combination, allows us not only to examine the quality of the water but also to make comparisons and distinctions between samples. Our sampling is carried out to BS7592:2008 and processed at a UKAS accredited laboratory for full traceability.
Ara Environmental will, in addition, interpret and report on the findings after our Water quality analysis. Our qualified specialists will put the results into context, then guide and advise on remedial actions, if any.
Our wide range of water quality analysis methods includes but is not limited to: drinking water; domestic hot and cold water; central heating dosing; swimming pools. It also covers diverse applications such as determining the source of leaks and compliance with discharge consents.
Peter Richards – Technical Director
Tel: 01795 591247
Fax: +44 (0) 560 153 5597
ARA Environmental Ltd,
Unit 1A, Sidings Close,
We carry out analysis of drinking water to the requirements of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). This involves testing for a very wide range of biological, organic and physical chemistry properties with follow up on any required actions.
Our services enable the control of Legionella and other bacteria, yeasts and moulds in industry, public and private sector environments but particularly in cooling towers and evaporative condensors. We can also test waste for:-
- Ammoniacal nitrogen
- Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)
- Fats and Greases
for compliance with discharge licences.
Determination of a system’s physical chemistry allows:-
- Correct dosing of corrosion and scale inhibitors in heating and chilled systems
- Real time, automated testing, dosing and control of water quality in cooling towers, swimming pools
- Investigation into source of contamination in environments as diverse as manufacturing processes, lakes and streams