Lake Quality Assessment and Testing Services

A comprehensive consultation begins right at the water's edge so that we can understand the current state of your lake, and what to begin testing for. Color, odor, algae, plants and other living organisms, even the neighborhood around the lake will tell a biologist a lot about your lake. Lakes often show deteriorating conditions due to increased urban influences, lake aging and declining health or over-use of traditional treatment options that no longer work.

Field Test Understanding the lake ecology makes it possible to:

  • Identify specific issues – e.g. algal growth, muck build up, suspended solids, etc.
  • Uncover the root cause of the issues – nutrients, oxygen depletion, etc.
  • Identify all ecological factors contributing to the perceived lake issues
  • Hone in on primary causal factors
  • Create management plans specific to the lake of interest
  • Equip you with solutions that address each identifiable causal factor
  • Enhance the effectiveness of treatment techniques

Benefits of using Aquatic Systems assessment services:

  • Detailed reporting on the identified issues and their cause
  • Documented tangible evidence of improved lake health
  • Improved cost/benefit ratios as less time and money are wasted on treatments that don't work
  • Environmental concerns are eased as treatments are better defined
  • Prolonged maintenance of improved lake health replace cycles of fluctuating states regulated by treatments
  • Improved property owner satisfaction

Waterway Assessment Packages

Aquatic Systems has a fully staffed, in-house laboratory* to provide complete water testing services to our clients. Laboratory data have many uses; including determining suitability of water for recreation or for irrigation. All water chemistry and bacteria test reports include full explanations and an aquatic biologist is available at our laboratory to answer all your questions. Download the Water Chemistry Glossary PDF

Assessment Tests Performed

Pre-aeration
  • Nutrients – Total Phosphorus
  • Water Clarity – Secchi Depth
  • Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Profile

Basic Lake Quality
  • Nutrients – Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Ammonia
  • Water Clarity – Secchi Depth
  • Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Profile

Standard Water Quality
  • Surface Dissolved Oxygen reading
  • Nutrients – Total Phosphorus
  • Water Clarity –Turbidity, Color, Total Dissolved Solids
  • Salts – Chloride, Conductivity
  • Acid/Base Readings – pH, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness

Total Lake Quality
  • Nutrients – Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Ammonia, Phosphates
  • Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature and Redox
  • Water Clarity – Secchi Depth, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Chlorophyll a
  • Salts – Salinity, Chloride, Conductivity
  • Acid/Base Readings – pH, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness

Muck
  • Nutrients – Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Ammonia
  • Water Clarity – Secchi Depth
  • Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Profile
  • Soil Organic Content
  • Muck Depth

Water Clarity
  • Secchi Depth, Turbidity, Total Suspended Solids, Chlorophyll a, Particulate Organic

Contact us for a water consultation today!

* Aquatic Systems, Inc. is not a state-certified lab