DRINKING WATER SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS
Sampling is a critical part of sanitary water testing. Micro Air, Inc. supplies sterilized water testing bottles that can be mailed to you or picked up in our office. Select a tap that is supplying water from a service pipe directly connected with the main. Avoid leaky fixtures that may carry down contamination from the outside surfaces into the sample. In addition, avoid taps with aerators, strainers, hose attachments, mixing-type faucets, purification devices, or softeners.
3. Reduce the water flow to permit filling the bottle without splashing. Fill the bottle to the 100ml line with cold water (you may fill it over this line, but not below it). Replace cap tightly.
4. Complete the information on the sample label and place the label on top of the cap. Submit the water sample along with the appropriate paper work to Micro Air, Inc. within 24 hours of the sample time.