Field Sampling & Monitoring

Field_sampling_vehicleBadger Labs field collection and monitoring services play a vital role in the environmental industry throughout Wisconsin.  Our experienced field crew is trained in proper field collection techniques for wastewater, groundwater and drinking water samples. We are passionate about helping businesses and municipalities in Wisconsin meet regulatory compliance and permitting requirements. 

Our project managers work closely with our clients to monitor and maintain permitting challenges.  Our experienced environmental technicians are Hazwopper, Confined Space and CPR/First Aid certified.  Our laboratories maintain state of the art instrumentation and all necessary certifications. We can provide data in any format necessary via email and Badger Portal, our online customer portal.  Please see our full list of field collection services below or contact us to discuss your specific needs. 

Wastewater Sampling & Flow Monitoring

Field Sampling & Monitoring - Open Manhole Cover with Testing Equipment

Badger Labs has been the leader in wastewater sampling and analysis for municipal and industrial clients since the 1970’s. As the most experienced wastewater sampling and analysis firm in the state of Wisconsin, we can help you stay in compliance with your regulatory monitoring requirements by coordinating and managing sampling and analysis programs required by NPDES permits and local pretreatment ordinances. 

Our centralized location in Wisconsin, experienced field crew and state-of-the-art ISCO wastewater sampling equipment has made us the go-to lab in the state of Wisconsin. Whether you’re trying to meet your environmental requirements or want to become a sustainability leader, Badger Labs can help by performing flow proportionate composite surveys, flow discharge monitoring, grab sampling, pH monitoring, on-site residual chlorine analysis and Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) sampling. 

Depending on your permitting requirements, we can also help you establish and maintain periodic wastewater sampling programs on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or semi-annual sampling basis. 

Once sampling and analysis are complete, you’ll receive a digital report via email which can also be downloaded in multiple formats through Badger Portal, our online customer portal. Final analytical reports are available 5-10 business days after sampling depending on the required analysis.  Rush analysis is available upon request with advanced planning.

If you need to satisfy your regulatory enforcement monitoring, pre-treatment or periodic compliance requirements, please contact us to find out more. For more information on the analysis and reporting that we provide for our clients, check out our Laboratory Analytical Services page. 

Groundwater Sampling & Analysis Service

Field Sampling & Monitoring - Badger Labs Employee Collecting Field SampleBadger Labs groundwater sampling and analysis services play a vital role in maintaining the quality of one of Wisconsin’s most important natural resources: Groundwater.  Since the 1970’s our company has been sampling and analyzing groundwater around municipal and industrial landfills, spray irrigation fields, seepage ponds and hazardous waste spill sites.  Our mobile field lab and environmental technicians provide onsite analysis and sample filtering prior to returning the samples to our laboratories for analysis.   

Our company’s owner and current groundwater project manager assisted the DNR in writing the WDNR Groundwater Sampling Field Manual in the 1980’s    Badger Labs currently samples and analyzes over 50 sites and 500 groundwater monitoring wells throughout Wisconsin.  

Once the analysis is complete, you’ll receive a digital report via email which can also be downloaded in multiple formats through Badger Portal, our online customer portal.  Groundwater data can also be uploaded to the WDNR GEMS database.  

Contact us if you’d like to find out more about our groundwater sampling services.

Stormwater Sampling & Monitoring

Throughout Wisconsin, industry-specific stormwater discharge permits require routine discharge monitoring and testing.  Badger Labs will consult with you on your permit and stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) requirements and customize a stormwater sampling and monitoring program to your facility. This ensures you have the proper number of sampling kits available during storm events to satisfy your industry-specific regulatory compliance requirements. 

You can then choose to collect the sample yourself with Badger Labs sampling kits or have our experienced field technicians visit your site during rain events to collect samples for you. Our environmental field staff are trained in the most accurate sample collection practices to avoid sample contamination from dirt, debris and other particulates.

If you choose the collect-it-yourself storm-water sample kit, it will arrive in a cooler and include the sample bottle(s) and necessary paperwork. Once the analysis is complete, you’ll receive a digital report via email which can also be downloaded in multiple formats through Badger Portal, our online customer portal.  

Visit our Laboratory Analytical Services page for more details on the analytical services we have available. 

Stormwater Infiltration/Inflow (I/I) Monitoring

Stormwater Infiltration and Inflow into municipal sewer systems poses many challenges to municipalities.  One method for obtaining data and correcting I/I is by stormwater flow monitoring throughout the sewer system and pinpointing areas of concern for further investigation and repair.  This crucial data helps municipalities stay in compliance with federal and Clean Water Act requirements. Badger Labs experienced field crew has been deploying state of the art flow monitoring equipment and providing valuable data to municipalities and engineering firms for over 20 years.  Our experienced environmental technicians are Hazwopper, Confined Space and CPR/First Aid certified.  

Our stormwater flow monitoring equipment monitors flow rates and volumes and then communicates the data to our servers with the option of real-time online portal access of data for clients. This allows you to determine the most critical piping needing maintenance or replacement.  

If you’d like to discuss stormwater flow monitoring, please contact us to request a consultation or appointment. 

Drinking-Water Sampling & Analysis

Badger Labs maintains Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) certification and has certified drinking water operators on staff to assist in municipal and private clients with drinking water services.  We provide careful consultation with our municipal clients to maintain drinking water testing requirements and automatic data submittal for SDWA requirements.   

If you’re buying or selling a house or are simply interested in the quality of your private well or municipal water, Badger Labs can help. Our experienced field crew is available to sample your water if you have a third-party sampling requirement for a property transfer or you simply want an experienced technician to sample your water.  

Once sampling and analysis are complete, you’ll receive a digital report via email which can also be downloaded in multiple formats through Badger Portal, our online customer portal. Final analytical reports are available 5 to 10 business days after sampling, depending on the required analysis.  Rush analysis is available upon request with advanced planning.

Stay healthy by visiting our Drinking Water Test Kit page to order a test kit that will provide a highly accurate analysis of your drinking water.