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
Recommended volumes to be collected for viral and protozoan
Recycled water & Tertiary effluents
Storm water & Bore Water
River & sea waters
Raw Water and Pool water
Sediment, sludge, soil and shellfish
Recommended volumes for all other analyses (chemical &
bacterial) 1-4 L