Is the SampleServe Groundwater Sampling App Really Free? What’s the Catch?

Russell Schindler

We get asked this all the time, so we thought we’d shed some light on the subject.

Our Groundwater Sampling Field App is free, but even better our Web-Based Project Management Tool, and our Lab App are also free!

The reason is simple, we’re so confident you’ll love the easy to visualize, customizable, and comprehensive reports feature that can be produced in a matter of seconds (compared to days or weeks using the old methods), that we give away the Project Management Tool, Field App, and Lab App at no charge to you!

How do we stay in business? Simple, SampleServe charges a small fee when you opt into our report preparation service. The fee is $15 per sample collected.

Say your project has 10 locations requiring sampling; at $15 per sample, your reports would cost just $150. You still write the executive summary, the conclusions and recommendations, but all your graphics; tables, graphs, contours, data box maps, etc. are done by you in seconds.  Accurate graphics customized to your specifications, with less time, and less cost than paying for an AutoCAD or GIS team.

SampleServe customers using the free Groundwater Sampling Field App along with our digital Report Services are able to provide faster more accurate digital reports that cost significantly less than the traditionally prepared reports. Again, we are so confident that you will opt into our digital Report Feature because of the value of our reports. Gain new business and keep your existing customers happy while getting more work done in less time.

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With SampleServe’s platform, simply upload all project details into the Web-Based Project Management Tool, invite the laboratory you’d like and assign the project to your field technician(s). The lab can view upcoming projects and fill sample bottle orders once the project manager confirms the project is on track and on schedule. No more delayed sampling due to not having bottles needed and no more last-minute bottle order rush requests- Really!

The field technician(s) take their tablet and portable Bluetooth label printer into the field (can work with manually printed labels as well). They then record all data digitally into the Field App and print all labels at the time of sampling. All field data is recorded to the Web-Based Project Management Tool. The app also allows you to generate a digital chain-of-custody from the samples collected and directly transfer custody with the lab or other participating transport personnel, including FedEx and UPS. No more sitting in the parking lot of the laboratory or shipping company filling out a paper chain-of-custody!

SampleServe’s bar-coded labels coupled with the digital chain-of custody saves the lab and overall project significant time by reducing data entry labor and eliminating transcription errors. Once the lab is finished they simply upload lab data back to the platform and the project manager can then generate all the graphics needed, in the formats desired, in a matter of seconds.  

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Written by

Russell Schindler


Russell Schindler is the founder and CEO of SampleServe, Inc. a company specializing in collecting environmental samples, data automation and environmental reporting. Mr. Schindler also founded Compliance, Inc. an environmental engineering company with offices in Detroit and Traverse City, MI. Russell is a Professional Geologist and a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds 7 patents related to environmental groundwater remediation and environmental data management and digital chain-of-custody.

Russell is the founder and host of a monthly technology meetup group in northern Michigan call

Russell is an avid sailboat racer and has completed 14 Chicago to Mackinaw races and 6 Port Huron to Mackinaw races.