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Sampling Recommendations

Sampling Recommendations:

Samples for virus & parasite analysis are to be collected in chemically sterilised or clean containers thoroughly rinsed in potable water. Shellfish, soil and sediments are to be placed into clean sealed containers.

Samples for toxin, bacterial and bacteriophage analysis should be collected in sterile glass or hard plastic containers.

All samples are to be transported in air-conditioned or refrigerated vehicles.

Recommended volumes to be collected for viral and protozoan analysis:

Primary effluent

1-5L

Secondary effluent

5-20L

Recycled water & Tertiary effluents

20-50L

Storm water & Bore Water

20-100L

River & sea waters

20-100L

Raw Water and Pool water

20-100L

Potable water

50-100L

Sediment, sludge, soil and shellfish

100-200g

Recommended volumes for all other analyses (chemical & bacterial) 1-4 L