The cooler contains:
Put the ice pack in the freeze at least the night before you plan to take the sample. The water samples need to remain cool until they arrive back to the laboratory.
The day before you take the sample, contact Purolator to arrange for the cooler to be picked up. This should be done the day before your take the sample. You can either call Customer Service. 1-888-SHIP-123 (1-888-744-7123) or create an account on www.purolator.com
Pick an appropriate tap(s) to collect the sample from. This may be from an untreated (raw) or treated water tap, depending on the water quality package you ordered.
Wash your hands with soap and water
Clean the mouth of the tap with the disinfectant whip and let water run for 2 minutes before collecting the water sample.
Run the cold water for 2 minutes before collecting the water sample. Fill bottles to the marked line or till they are full but make sure they do not overflow.
In your bottle set there will be small amber vials for the volatile compounds. These bottles must contain zero headspace (no air in the vial).
Your cooler package will contain a requisition form known as a Chain of Custody. Fill in the highlighted areas, which will be the time and date the sample was collected, along with your name and signature
Repack Cooler with frozen ice pack, filled water bottles, laminated instructions, and completed requisition form. Tape cooler closed with tape strips provided.
Place shipping label on cooler and leave for Purolator to pick up or drop at a Purolator drop-off location
$5 of every water quality package purchased through mywaterquality.ca will go to Water First.Learn more