Dedicated Sampling Sites Prove to be Reliable

When complying with the onslaught of new regulations, many water quality professionals are encountering difficulty finding enough proper sampling locations for their sampling plans. Public sampling sites may not be under the water systems complete control, and sites on private property can add special challenges. And, adverse sampling conditions often cause false-positive coliform samples.

When complying with the onslaught of new regulations, many water quality professionals are encountering difficulty finding enough proper sampling locations for their sampling plans. Public sampling sites may not be under the water systems complete control, and sites on private property can add special challenges. And, adverse sampling conditions often cause false-positive coliform samples.

One solution is the #88 Eclipse Sampling Station, manufactured by the Kupferle Foundry Company. The #88 is a dedicated site tap that provides the ideal location from which to collect samples for the Coliform Rule or any of the other samples required on all water systems.

The #88 taps directly into the main. Only water system employees can use the taps, which are protected by a locked aluminum enclosure. Therefore, most systems experience an immediate reduction of false-positive occurrences.

The all-brass waterway within the sampling station assures sample integrity. The outlet nozzle is unthreaded, making flaming or disinfection easy. For freeze protection, the #88 uses a vent tube to pump the station dry after sample collection. This pumping avoids the chance of obtaining a false-positive due to cross-contamination from the drain hole.

No wrench or special key is needed to operate the station. Should the #88 ever require maintenance, every working part in the station is reachable without digging. All parts slide out of the station from the top, greatly reducing man-hours and expense.

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