Routine Sample

Routine samples must follow a strict sampling procedure and must be received by a certified laboratory for processing within 30 hours.”

When taking a routine sample, follow posted laboratory sampling procedures.  Sampling procedures were discussed thoroughly in Lesson 8. Collection of the routine sample, which may at times seem monotonous and well, routine, is one of the most important aspects of water system operation. Take it seriously.

Remember bacteriological samples must be received by certified laboratory for processing within 30 hours of sample collection. If results from Bac-T samples indicate total coliforms present, repeat samples will need to be collected and submitted for evaluation.