Free Water testing – Ovid Willard Lions Club
(collect sample after 11:30am)
Return sample on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to Lodi Fire Department by 1pm. Samples will be taken to the Seneca County Environmental Health Department.
TAKING THE SAMPLE:
The container provided for the test is sterile and contains a crushed tablet of sodium thiosulfate, a chemical that is needed to eliminate residual chlorine.
-Select a water tap that is free of screens or remove the screen before sampling.
-Wipe the inside and outside of the faucet with household bleach.
-Let the cold water run for 2-3 minutes to clear the pipe.
-Reduce the flow to prevent splashing.
-Completely remove the plastic seal from the bottle.
-Carefully open the sample bottle, making sure not to touch the inside of the bottle or the lid.
-Fill the bottle to the top and close the lid.
-Samples are time and temperature sensitive; so collect your sample just before returning it and keep it cold during transport.