August 2022
August is National Water Quality Month
The EPA designated National Water Quality Month in August to remind us how our actions affect our waterways. Toxic substances such as pesticides, fertilizers, antifreeze and used oils find their way into our lakes and streams.

Together, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act protect these waterways, ensuring the quality of American's drinking water by protecting groundwater and public water systems.**

NEL is fully-accredited to offer an extensive line of water testing services, including groundwater under the influence, TSS, BOD, and complete metals analysis.

Is your lab is performing water quality testing in-house? NEL manufactures all the culture media products needed, including m-endo les agar, standard methods agar, nutrient agar, PBW, and blood agar plates. We even offer Colilert items if that is the method your lab is using!

If you're concerned with the quality of your water or need culture media for your in-house testing, please give us a call! 207-873-7711
Each July, NEL hosts a BBQ for all employees. With our amazing staff pitching in, burgers, hotdogs, pasta salads, chips, dips, and scrumptious baked goods are always on the menu.
Thank you everyone for the delicious food and wonderful camaraderie!
For the BBQ this year, employees were invited to participate in making a tie dyed t-shirt. Our amazing solutions gal Renee stepped up to organize and oversee this event.
Thanks Renee and great job to everyone who participated!
Media of the Month
NEL offers M. Endo Agar in the following formats:

P6020-PS (30 day shelf life)
P6020-TW (2 week shelf life)
P1306 (mono plate, 70 day shelf life)

m-Endo Les Agar

Standard Methods Medium m-Endo LES Agar is used for the enumeration of coliform organisms in water by the membrane filtration method. It is not intended for human diagnostics.

m-Endo LES Agar is used for monitoring water quality, especially when assessing the effectiveness of water treatment and disinfection. Coliforms and E. coli are used as indicators of fecal pollution in water.

NEL m-Endo plates are offered in 2 size configurations: 15 x 65mm plates with 5mL fill (perfect for membrane filtration method) and 15 x 100mm plates with 20mL fill.
NEL's Sales Team Hits the Road
Networking events are often very common during the Summer months. With Covid restrictions finally lifting, the NEL Sales Team is happy to be on the road, visiting customers, dropping off test kits, and building relationships with the organizations we are proud to support.

Will we see you in our travels?
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences performs a multitude of global ocean health screenings to ensure shellfish are not only healthy, but also safe to consume. A long-time customer of NEL's media products, Adrian and Sabrina drove to East Boothbay to get an inside peek at the amazing work Bigelow is doing during their annual open house event.

For more information about Bigelow and the work they're conducting,
The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce recently promoted a Business After Hours event hosted by Kennebec Valley Community College. The atmosphere was terrific, the guests were wonderful, and the food provided by Rita's Catering was delicious!
NEL even donated a set of custom-made cornhole boards for the evening giveaway.

For a complete list of upcoming MMCC Business After Hours events,
As a proud supporter of the United Way's latest campaign, IMPACT 2032, NEL joined the official launch party at Waterfront Park in Augusta. This initiative is focused on three vision goals: Improving Health, Education, and Financial Stability in Kennebec County over the next 10 years.

For more information on IMPACT 2032 and how to support this initiative,
please visit:
Upcoming Events:

MWUA's 36th Annual Golf Tournament - August 3 Val Halla Golf Course
60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland Center, ME 04021

BioME Summer Networking Reception - August 23 So. ME Comm. College
Mckernan Center, 122 McKernan Drive, South Portland, ME 04106

AAFP FMX Tradeshow - September 20-24 Washington D.C.
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

KVBR Affiliates Tradeshow - September 22 Waterville Elk's Club
76 Industrial St. Waterville, Maine

Northern Maine Children's Water Festival - October 11th University of Maine 35 Flaggstaff Rd, Orono, ME 04469
227 China Road
Winslow, ME 04901

120 Main Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
* Disclaimer: this newsletter is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal or medical advice, and should not be construed as such.