Water & Lakes

Summit is certified by the state of Michigan as a water laboratory qualified to test drinking and surface water for companies, municipalities and residential customers. Our scientists use industry approved methodologies as well as the most current laboratory procedures available to date.

With Summit as your water testing laboratory, you’ll have confidence knowing you’re meeting all EPA, USDA, GFSI and other regulating agency requirements whether you need water testing analysis on an annual or more-frequent basis.

Surface Water Testing and Storm Water Run-off

Because we serve the Great Lakes Region, Summit Laboratory is the logical choice for lake and watershed management services. After all, our aquatic biologists offer more than degrees and on-the-job experience — they practically grew up studying lakes.

More importantly, the Summit team understands the fact that there’s a scientific approach to managing aquatic systems. At Summit environmental test lab, you’ll never get a “one-size-fits-all” solution with your water testing analysis. Instead, you’ll get a plan that’s expertly tailored to your lake.

From storm runoff analysis to plant and algae surveys, working with Summit environmental test lab always means personalized attention and fast results, no matter what type of water testing analysis you need.

The Summit Advantage

  • Samples are tested in-house using only approved laboratory methodologies
  • Summit promises only the most ecologically sensitive methods developed by state and federal agencies
  • Summit provides lake-specific management plans for each lake community
  • Management plans are designed to offer the most cost-effective and long-term solutions
  • We act as a third party to ensure proper aquatic plant treatment methods take place
  • Summit has certified SCUBA divers on staff

Lake and Watershed Capabilities Include but are not Limited to:

  • Water quality testing, including nutrient and bacteria testing
  • Aquatic plant surveys
  • Aquatic plant management
  • Exotic and invasive species surveys
  • Invasive plant control (including Purple Loosestrife)
  • Algae/plankton identification
  • Fish surveys
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Lake management and lake improvement studies
  • Lake bathymetry maps
  • Lake treatment maps

  • Lake management education
  • Lake management presentations
  • Lake and watershed consulting
  • Total coliform bacteria
  • E.coli bacteria
  • Fecal coliform bacteria
  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrates
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Ammonia
  • Suspended solids

Summit can Identify the Presence of:

  • Total coliform bacteria
  • E.coli bacteria
  • Fecal coliform bacteria
  • Phosphorus

  • Nitrates
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Ammonia
  • Suspended solids

 

Ready to send a sample for water testing analysis? Download our lake sampling guide.