water quality, water samples, drinking water
Whether you rely on a municipal water source or a private well for your drinking water needs, having access to clean drinking water is important to everyone. The Arkansas Water Resources Center (AWRC) in cooperation with the UA Cooperative Extension Service, both of which are part of the U of A System’s Division of Agriculture, offers several analytical packages to assess the quality of your water resources. This document is intended to provide guidance on collecting water samples for analysis and understanding the Domestic Water Report Form”provided by the AWRC’s Water Quality Laboratory (Lab). The AWRC Water Quality Lab is a state certified lab through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality; however, the certification does not cover drinking water. Therefore, the information contained within this fact sheet and your Domestic Water Report Form should be used as general guidance, and the reader is encouraged to seek advice from state Extension water quality specialist regarding the interpretation of individual reports and water testing results that may be of concern.
B . J. Austin, M . Daniels, B . E. Haggard. 2017. How to Collect your Water Sample & Interpret the Results for the Domestic Analytical Packages. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. FS-2017-02: 8 pp.