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Water Laboratory Testing Procedures

Laboratory work is a crucial process to water and wastewater systems. Although operators tend not to be involved in the testing procedures, having knowledge of techniques used to find different results can be beneficial. The following video clips give an … Continue reading

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An Overview of Wastewater Sampling

Sampling is a very important part of a wastewater operator’s job. The following video by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency covers sampling trip preparations, wastewater sampling techniques and facility self-monitoring and program review. This video gives a good basic … Continue reading

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Lead and Copper Sample Collection

The lead and copper rule was put in place to help prevent customers from overexposure of lead and copper at their tap. The video will cover the basic procedures of collecting lead and copper samples. Always use sanitary practices when … Continue reading

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Sampling for Organics

In drinking water systems, controlling the amount of organics is extremely important. This video by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will cover the basics of sampling for organics in a drinking water system. Material covered will be sampling sites, … Continue reading

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Are You Using the Right Test Method?

Recently, DCA received a request for assistance from a facility that was not using the appropriate test method to determine values for their Discharge Monitoring Report. As a certified operator, your certification training involves knowing how to take samples properly, … Continue reading

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Oops…Where’s an Automatic Sampler?

A staff member of the Environmental Compliance Assistance Program recently received a call from a small wastewater facility. The facility had received a new permit but hadn’t fully reviewed it during public comment. Since the permit has been finalized, the … Continue reading

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Basic Sampling Procedures

Water sampling is extremely important for all water operators. It is also incredibly important to take the time to do it correctly. Over the next few posts, we will look at several sampling methods and techniques. Before we get into … Continue reading

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