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Atlantic Water Investigations Limited conducts:

* transmitter/receiver pipeline location and inspection services

* professional water quality sampling; chlorine residual testing

* cisterns, dug well, drilled well and septic system investigations

* radon gas monitoring-continuous monitors and Electrete Ion Chambers

* sanitary and lateral waste water line from the house to the city main video inspections

* locate leaks in water pipes from the meter to the house, under concrete slabs and pavement

* independent well water quantity flow tests-residential purchases; commercial long term pump testing

* deep earth & thermal conductivity heat of rejection direct measurements testing for ground source systems design 


Well and Sanitary Water Supply Services

* residential use well water quantity testing for real estate home purchases

* locate buried well cables with our transmitter/receiver pipe and cable locators

* provide bottles storage, delivery to lab, submission and interpretation services

* well water quality sampling for mortgage purposes - bacteria, arsenic & uranium

* dug well & drilled well water supply colour video inspection to depths of 1000 feet

* salt water well intrusion profiling for salinity, temperature, conductivity measurements

* dug and drilled well and rain water cistern systems cleaning and disinfection services

* 1, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 hour well yield pumping tests using dataloggers for commercial activities


Radon Gas Investigations

* site visit to set up radon gas monitor(s)

* continuous monitors for hourly recording up to 4 days

* supply Electrete Ion Chamber radon gas monitors for radon test of air and soil

* mail out short term 48 hour monitors and long term monitors 7 days to 90 days


Septic Disposal Systems and City Sewer Line Investigation Services

* Transmitter/Receiver pipe and cable locator tracing

* 2"-4" Pipeline Laterals CCTV Sewer Line Inspection

* Smoke Testing Services for Septic Odour Inspections and Pipeline Leak Inspections

* Dye Testing Services - Red and Orange Fluorescent Dyes & Blue Non Fluorescent Dyes

* locate septic tank with our camera/transmitter/receiver pipe locator, flushable transmitters

* septic tank and septic field system investigations - video inspection, dye test, wastewater sampling

* "Pan & Tilt" robotic crawler camera colour video pipeline inspections of pipes from 6 to 24 inches in diameter

* QP2 assessments on-site sewage disposal septic field systems selection; final approval;malfunction inspections


Dean Walker, M.A.Sc., P.Geo., of Atlantic Water Investigations Limited is the holder of a:

* Well Digging Certificate of Qualification, Lic. No: 708

* Class II Pump Installer NS Department of the Environment & Labour, Lic. No. 550

* Member of both the NS Groundwater Association and the Wastewater Association of NS

* Canadian GeoExchange Coalition Installers Course Training Certificate IN-1677 June 10, 2009

* Professional Geoscientist, Member No. 045, Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia

* Certificate of Recognition with the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association, Certificate No. O.O. 169060

* QP2 On-Site Sewage Disposal Septic System Assessments, Inspections, Selection & Final Approval, Lic. No.38

* National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Version RT 0502-H Residential Radon Measurement Provider

* Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) Certified Radon Measurement Provider ID 201643CRT



AWIL is an incorporated company established in 1993 and has conducted thousands of drilled and dug well inspections, septic investigations and radon gas testing for residential and commercial properties within HRM, South Shore,  Eastern Shore, Chester, Truro, New Glasgow, Annapolis Valley and Kentville Area.  Dean Walker, M.A.Sc., P.Geo., has a background related to water and wastewater with Masters Degree; is a licensed Professional Geoscientist; and certified through Nova Scotia Environment as a QP2 (Qualified Person Level 2)  to perform On-Site Sewage Disposal Septic System Assessments, Inspections, Selection & Final Approval, Lic. No.38; Class II Pump Installer NS Department of the Environment, Lic. No. 550; and Well Digging Certificate of Qualification, Lic. No: 708. 

If you are calling around it is up to you to ensure you are getting the most qualified person for the investigations/reporting you are paying.  Conducting a flow test (recovery test, pump-down test, etc), interpretation and reporting on the results along with providing recommendations to the client/public, etc, fit the APGNS definition of professional geoscience practice.  That would require professional registration both for the individual and the company. There are companies and individuals claiming to conduct well flow testing that are not licensed as P.Geo, so buyers and sellers beware.  To be listed to conduct the following work, a minimum requirement is $2,000,000.00 Errors and Omissions Insurance and $1,000,000.00 Commercial Insurance.  It is up to you to do your due diligence that the professionals you retain are qualified and have no vested interest with companies that sell or install water treatment systems or drill wells. 

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County: Halifax

Business: cel: 902-497-2922, bus: 902-829-2922
Fax: 902-829-2235