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Site Management: Water Sampling

If your site conducts water sampling, or would like to start, we can help. Ensuring the highest standards of environmental responsibility, regulatory compliance and sustainable management safeguards both the well-being of communities and the health of our most precious shared natural resources.

What do we mean by Water Sampling?

Water sampling is vital to understand and protect the quality of our most important resource.

It ensures we detect pollution and contaminants, ensure our drinking water is safe, and make informed decisions for sustainable water resource management.

Groundwater and surface water sampling is an approach to assessing  water quality, contamination levels, and overall environmental health of an area. These sampling methods play a crucial role in understanding and managing water resources and ensuring the safety of drinking water supplies.

Types of water sources
Ground water Surface water
Ground water is water that exists beneath the Earth’s surface in saturated zones within the soil and rocks. Groundwater sampling involves the collection of water samples from wells, boreholes, or other groundwater sources. This process helps assess the quality of groundwater, identify potential sources of contamination, and monitor changes over time. Surface water refers to water that is present on the Earth’s surface in rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and other bodies of water. Surface water sampling involves collecting water samples directly from these water bodies to assess their quality and health.


Conducting water sampling on your site can provide numerous benefits and insights that are crucial for environmental protection, regulatory compliance, and overall site management.

If your site has achieved ISO 14001 accreditation, conducting regular groundwater and surface water sampling can contribute to the continuous improvement efforts of your ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS).

Conducting water monitoring at your site can showcase your:

  • Environmental responsibility
  • Ethical business practices
  • Risk reduction methods
  • Creation of a positive impact on society and the environment


If you would like to find out more about how ProAktive Environmental can help your business, get in touch with our team on 0114 243 9914.

By Lewis Pygott Environmental Specialist

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