Water Sample Collection Instructions


1 liter

1 liter bottle

1. Collect the sample in a 1 liter polyethylene bottle supplied by the laboratory. You can get this bottle by visiting the lab, or calling and having the lab mail you a bottle (218-846-1465).

2. Collect the first water released from the faucet after the water has been sitting in your pipes for a minimum of 6 hours. It is recommended to collect your sample first thing in the morning. Do not flush the water lines prior to sample collection.

3. Completely fill the bottle in order to collect a representative sample.

4. Fill out the information form and fasten to the bottle with the rubber band.

5. Return the sample as soon as possible to RMB Environmental Laboratories for immediate preservation.


Coliform Bacteria


Arsenic, Flouride, Iron and Hardness