First and Fifth Liter Lead and Copper Water Sample Kit

First and Fifth Liter Lead and Copper Water Sample Kit

[music] – Hi, I’m Jeremy. I’m a drinking water
analyst and here today, we’re going to talk about
drinking water sampling. Sampling for lead and
copper in drinking water is very important for any
community and it’s critical that all sampling is conducted properly to ensure accurate results. This method provides additional
data to help pinpoint the source of any lead or
copper in the residence plumbing including the faucet, the
supply line and the service line to the building. This method only works
if the water is collected under certain conditions. You need to choose a
kitchen or bathroom faucet that you use daily. Now is a good time to remove any faucet or sink mounted devices
such as a water softener, filter, iron filter or
reverse osmosis system. Prior to collection,
your water needs to sit in a pipe for at least six hours. Try setting a reminder
to collect your sample first thing in the morning
before everyone else in the house wakes up. You can also try to collect
your sample after work if no one stays home during the day. This will ensure that no one took a bath, used the toilet, the dishes
or just used the water in general during that time. Once the waiting period is over, it’s time to inventory what’s in your box. Inside, you will find
five bottles, some forms, there should also be a set
of written instructions outlining the exact things
we are showing in this video. The bottle should be
labeled one through five. Bottles two, three and
four will appear different. To prepare for sampling. First, remove the forms from
the bottles and place them away from the sink so
that they don’t get wet. Next, we’ll remove the
caps from the bottles. Being careful not to touch
the inside of the cap or the inside of the bottle. Now, we’re going to line
up the bottles in order from one to five. Make sure the bottles are next to the sink where it’ll be easy to reach them. Next, we’re ready to sample. First, grab bottle one and
place it directly under the faucet so it’s ready
to capture that first draw of water out of the tap. When you’re ready, turn
on the cold water tap. When filling the bottle,
do not allow the neck to touch the faucet. As a bottle is filling,
grab bottle two and hold it near bottle one. When the water reaches
the neck of bottle one, immediately slide bottle
two under the water stream. Do not turn the water off
between sample bottles. Now, you’ll fill the water
to the neck of bottle two. Fill bottles three through
five in the same manner, making sure we capture all the
water coming from the faucet. Now, tightly twist the caps
back onto bottles one and five. Then pour the water out of
bottles two, three and four and allow them to dry. Are you collecting these samples? Fear of lack of water supply? If so, check your paperwork
to find out how to contact your water supply so they
can pickup the sample. Now, fill up the paperwork provided to you by the water supply or the lab. Don’t forget to record the date, the time, your address and name. If you’re collecting the
samples for your own purposes, it’s your responsibility to
make sure that the sample makes it to the lab within 14 days. Be sure to fill out the
request for analysis form and include a form of
payment before dropping the sample off or mailing it to the lab. For more information, call a
number or visit the website on the screen. Thanks for watching. Subscribe for more instructional videos and happy sampling.

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