Why Sample and Test the Water?
Water sampling, the process of taking a portion of water for analysis or other testing, e.g. drinking water to check that it complies with relevant water quality standards.
Regular testing is the only way to know if problems exist with your water quality.
- To ensure that your drinking water is safe.
- Help determine the effectiveness of your water treatment system.
- Determine if there is variability in a groundwater source
- Detect problems with the construction components of the water source
Determining the sampling objectives will help determine the number of samples required, and the location and type of the samples needed. Some reasons for sampling are: for the purpose of long-term monitoring of your water quality; to determine whether the water quality is generally good or bad for your intended use; to identify specific areas of concern such as points of suspected contamination; or to determine if a particular problem has been corrected.