Water Quality Sampling


WET has experience in water quality sampling and analysis and the design, planning, installation, operation, and maintenance of automated environmental monitoring networks. Our hands-on field experience combined with our engineering and hydraulic expertise allows us to design and install systems to meet specific monitoring needs. We have more than 20 years of operational experience that has been achieved by working on monitoring networks throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Central and South America.


WET has experience in hydrologic and water quality data analysis for regulatory permitting, Environmental assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and the natural resources development industries (precious and base metals, minerals, coal, power, water, oil and gas and construction materials).


WET Water Quality Services:

  • Water quality sampling
  • Design and installation of stream, weather, precipitation, and water quality monitoring networks
  • Real time environmental sampling
  • Discharge measurement
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Water quality modeling
  • Hydrology, floodplain, and watershed studies
  • Permitting
  • GIS and mapping support for water quality studies
  • Environmental data management and reporting using relational databases


Water Quality Expertise

WET provides water quality sampling services for physical, inorganic, and organic parameters. Water quality baselines are established, and sampling of mining, industrial, and agricultural constituents is conducted in compliance with quality control guidelines established by the EPA for environmental monitoring programs, as well as regulatory requirements of the Water Quality Act of 1987, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other water quality regulations. If desired, WET can select and manage an analytical laboratory for credible analysis of water quality samples.

WET employs programmable dataloggers to measure water levels in streams, lakes, evaporation pans, and wells. We install automated water sample collectors and deploy sensors that monitor temperature, precipitation, wind, relative humidity, barometric pressure, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, and other environmental parameters. These remotely sensed parameters are communicated using either sattelite, ALERT or SCADA telemetry protocols. Data from remote stations are received at a central site for processing, analysis, and archival into environmental databases.