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Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Water Testing Services

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Following a number of complaints by residents of various downriver Michigan communities, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) turned to our team at Paragon Laboratories to run independent tests to help determine the safety and quality of the area’s drinking water. While fully appreciating the urgency of the situation, our team was able to quickly deliver a detailed analysis of the “collected investigative samples” to the GLWA.

As stated by Jeff Raymond, Paragon’s Chief Science Office, during a Press Conference on January 20, 2017, all test results showed “less than the methods dictated minimum of both total sulfide ion and hydrogen sulfide”. Or in simpler terms, the levels of the sulfur smell were so minute, they didn’t show up on the tests, and all samples have met the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory standards.

While our team was happy to report that the water in the downriver communities was safe, it is events such as this that help us reflect on the importance of why we do the work that we do. For over 20 years, our mission statement at Paragon Laboratories has been “For Health and Happiness”, and when results of our work are shown to visibly impact the people within our communities, this ideology clearly resonates within our team.

At Paragon Laboratories, we know that our service is more than just data, it is data delivered in a certain way that influences the quality of life for many. By committing to our core values, we can collectively achieve our mission with a sense of pride and purpose.

We want to thank the GLWA and downriver communities for entrusting the analysis of their drinking water to Paragon Labs. We are proud of our team, and we strive to exceed customer expectations with quality data, and are dedicated to continuous improvement based on the principles of honesty, integrity, service, innovation, and value.

About Paragon Laboratories, Inc.

Paragon Laboratories, Inc. is a privately-held provider of chemical, physical, and biological testing services. In operation since 1996, we are capable of performing over 225 unique analytical procedures in our Metro Detroit laboratory. With significant experience in the application of ASTM, EPA, EN, and Standard Methods, Paragon has developed a reputation as a proven leader across a range of disciplines – including fuels and lubricants, chemicals, and waters – for various industries to meet quality and regulatory standards.

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