of shipping delays, always mail the container on Monday or Tuesday.
Hand delivering is also acceptable. Labels on the sample should include
name, address, phone number, and location. An information sheet with the
name, address, and type of test desired should accompany the sample.
bottles are available from your local Colorado State University
Cooperative Extension Office or local Department of Health. Containers
have a chemical that aids in the biological tests, so do not rinse out
Take samples from the primary water source,
allowing water to flow about five minutes from a faucet on the main
line, if available, or as near the water source as possible. The
five-minute purging process will help remove any sediment that may have
settled into the well casing or pipes and allow the sampling of fresh
ground or surface water.