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Sampling Instructions


Follow these instructions for FHA/VA and Private Well List. (If sampling for bacteria only, skip steps 3 and 4)


  1. Get bottle set from laboratory.

  2. Flush lines for at least 15 minutes from the kitchen faucet.

  3. Leave water undisturbed for at least 6 hours, but no more than 12 hours.

  4. Collect a "first flush" grab sample from kitchen faucet, fill the 1 liter bottle to the rim.

  5. Then sterilize the faucet with alcohol inside and outside.

  6. Let water run for at least 2 minutes, then fill remaining 2 containers with water.

  7. Put samples in a cooler with ice/pack and return to lab with completed form.


There must be no chlorine present at time of sample collection.

All lines must be completed on the chain of custody for analysis to begin.

No samples are accepted on Fridays or the day before holidays.

Payment must be received before results will be released.

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