SOC Water Testing CT

We provide certified testing of drinking water for the presence of synthetic organic compounds (SOCs) throughout Connecticut, in accordance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs) are manmade chemicals commonly used as pesticides, herbicides, and fuel additives. These carbon-based chemicals can cause water pollution through runoff from farms, storm water runoff, discharge from factories, and other routes that affect the drinking water supply. The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that all public water supplies be tested for the presence of potential contaminants, including SOCs.

To test for SOCs in water, we come out to the site and to collect all the samples.

How do Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs) impact Health?

In general, Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs) tend to create both acute and chronic health effects and tend to damage the nervous system, kidneys; they may also pose a potential cancer risk. Normally, these compounds do not cause aesthetic problems at levels that are below the level that may pose a health concern or hazard. For many synthetic organics there are no specific drinking water standards, but there are health advisories.

The following are common Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs) that may be present in drinking water:

Inorganic Compounds

  • Alachlor
  • Atrazine
  • Butachlor
  • Metolachlor
  • Simazine
  • Aldrin
  • Chlordane
  • Dieldrin
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlor Epoxide
  • Lindane
  • Metoxychlor
  • Propachlor
  • Toxaphene

Semivolatile Organic Compounds

  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate

Synthetic Organic Compounds

  • Diquat
  • Glyphosate
  • PCB-total

Volatile Organic Compounds

  • 2,4,5 – TP
  • 3-Hydroxycarbonfuran
  • 2,4 – D
  • Aldicarb
  • Aldicarb Sulfoner
  • Dalapon
  • Aldicarb Sulfoxide
  • Dicamba
  • Carbaryl
  • Dinoseb
  • Carbofuran
  • Penachlorphenol
  • Metbomyl
  • Picloram
  • Oxamyl (Vydate)
  • Endrin
  • 121) Bis (2-Ethylbexyl) adipate
  • 122) Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • 123) 1,2, Dibromo-3-Chloropropane
  • 124) 1,2, Dibromoethane (EDB)

Our testing specialists have a wealth of experience testing for contaminants in water. We can provide testing for both chlorinated and non-chlorinated water.

Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. 888-558-1574