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Aug 11, 2021

How to Collect Water Samples - Poster Set

Collecting valid water samples for water quality testing can be challenging under field conditions or in humanitarian settings.

This six poster set illustrates how to collect water samples from different water collection points.

  1. Basic sampling instructions
  2. Sampling a hand pump
  3. Sampling a transport or storage container
  4. Sampling a reservoir tank or open well
  5. Sampling a tap or tap stand
  6. Sampling a surface water source

After viewing this resource you will be able to identify how to correctly collect water samples from five different water sources.

Link to resources in the CAWST Drinking Water Quality Testing Collection.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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CAWST is a Canadian charity and licensed engineering firm. We address the global need for safe drinking water and sanitation by building local knowledge and skills on household solutions people can implement themselves.

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Development of this website and creation of collections of emergency themed tools on Water Treatment, Water Quality Testing, Behavior Change and Sanitation funded by Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance - USAID.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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