Sampling Protocols

General Considerations

All sampling will be performed according to the general protocols outlined in the EPD Manual for Groundwater Monitoring, Revised September, 1991.

Wastewater Sampling

Wastewater samples will be collected according to the EPD Manual for Groundwater Monitoring, Revised September, 1991.

Below is a list of equipment available for wastewater sampling and the parameters which may be sampled:

Type Construction Materials Use Permissible Parameters
Autosampler1 Silicon tubing, plastic collection vessel Composite samples Metals, non-metallic inorganics, nutrients, demands, radiological
Teflon tubing, glass collection vessel Composite samples  Organics, non-metallic inorganics, nutrients, demands, radiological
Kemmerer SS or glass, acrylic stopper Grab @ specific depth All inorganics
Bucket, beaker, unpreserved sample bottle, dipper2 SS, glass or Teflon Plastic Discrete grab
Discrete grab
All
All inorganics
1 Three automatic samplers are available among the five divisions.  Refrigeration capability is available.
2 Device is lowered into stream via decontaminated lines or rods.

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A typical monitoring well. AEM's Field Manager, Eric Benton, enters data in a handheld computer. The electronic data is e-mailed to AEM's project managers to provide quicker QA/QC and report preparation.A typical monitoring well. AEM's Field Manager, Eric Benton, enters data in a handheld computer. The electronic data is e-mailed to AEM's project managers to provide quicker QA/QC and report preparation.
A typical monitoring well. AEM's Field Manager, Eric Benton, enters data in a handheld computer. The electronic data is e-mailed to AEM's project managers to provide quicker QA/QC and report preparation.
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Landfill Gas Vent