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White Water Associates, Inc. is an analytical laboratory and environmental consulting firm with over thirty-five years of experience. With offices and laboratories located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) and Kewaunee, Wisconsin, White Water satisfies a diversity of clients throughout the United States. White Water is a woman-owned, small business, and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by Departments of Transportation in Michigan and Wisconsin. White Water is also a HUB Zone business (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) as certified by the Small Business Administration.



White Water Associates’ mission is to provide top-quality, competitively priced laboratory and consulting services in the fields of analytical chemistry, environmental analysis, and ecology. As a seasoned team of scientists, we approach environmental problem-solving systematically and objectively. The complex nature of science and an ever-changing regulatory climate require that education and communication be integral parts of our work. We dedicate ourselves to helping clients in the public and private sectors meet their environmental stewardship goals and responsibilities. “As a seasoned team of chemists, biologists, ecologists, and scientists, we approach environmental problem-solving systematically and objectively. The complex nature of environmental issues, the ever-changing regulatory climate, and the rigors of the scientific approach require nothing less.” - Bette Premo, Ph.D., founder of White Water Associates


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For Staff Listing with email links, click here. See the above link for email addresses of staff. Contact the following persons for specific questions: For lab testing inquiries: Jen Toivonen: jen.toivonen@white-water-associates.com Bette Premo: bette.premo@white-water-associates.com For environmental consulting services and questions: Carole Gabbard: carole.gabbard@white-water-associates.com Jesse Gabbard: jesse.gabbard@white-water-associates.com Dean Premo: dean.premo@white-water-associates.com For billing and test kits: Sally Hedtke: sally.hedtke@white-water-associates.com For Customer Feedback form, click here. Please let us know if we met your expectations by rating the service you received from White Water Associates by proceeding to the above form. For general inquiries and comments about the website, use the following form.
White Water’s laboratory and offices are open Monday–Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM CT. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays we will NOT accept walk in samples on the weekend. Please plan accordingly to drop samples off Monday-Friday OR Ship samples Monday-Thursday. Non Coliform Samples arriving on the weekend will incur a $60 set up fee in addition to the cost of the test.