AWWA-64173 On the Job: Sampling


This video illustrates proper water sampling procedures. Good water sampling procedures are essential for gathering accurate water quality data.

In this essential video, operators learn about the critical role of water quality monitoring practices in protecting the public health. This informative video looks at everything involved in sampling, including:

  • Why sampling is so important and what kind of samples utilities must collect
  • What it takes to be prepared, including containers, coolers, packing, and additional field supplies
  • The importance of the sample location and why selecting the right one is so important to the quality of the sample collected
  • How to avoid collecting a contaminated sample
  • Step-by-step instructions on the basic procedures for collecting samples, including specific procedures for collecting lead and copper and organic contaminant samples. (11 minutes)
ISBN: 9781583216446
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 2000
AWWA catalog no: 64173
Media Type: DVD