Blue Prairie Labs is located in the heart of Bakken in Watford City, North Dakota. We specifically located our lab in a rural area to provide easy access to critical water quality testing to small municipalities, regional water systems, area contractors, and energy companies operating in the area.
We got our start by providing a specific test, Total Coliform and E coli testing for public drinking water systems. Our lab is certified by the North Dakota Department of Health to perform tests these tests.
Why is this important to have a lab in this location for these tests? Simply put, time and weather. Samples from pipelines that are being flushed and disinfected prior to usage is required, but so is monthly total coliform testing for large and small systems to be compliant with TCR with the State of North Dakota. As winter settles in, it becomes harder for cities to collect their monthly TCR samples and mail to the testing laboratory in a larger city without the sample freezing or not reaching the destination within 30 hours.
With the latest equipment and convenience of our location, our lab has grown to provide other testing. We provide several tests to assist water service providers, midstreams, and E&P companies with water quality management as well as wellhead/chemical performance.