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Published by Washington State Dept. of Health, Environmental Health Programs, Division of Drinking Water in [Olympia, Wash.] .
Written in English


  • Drinking water -- Sampling -- Washington (State),
  • Water supply -- Washington (State) -- Quality control,
  • Enterobacteriaceae

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Brochure providing instructions to drinking water purveyors on how to collect water samples for coliform laboratory testing. Includes information on containers, timing, sampling points and methods, forms, and procedures.

Edition Notes

SeriesDOH pub -- #331-225, DOH publication -- #331-225.
ContributionsWashington (State). Division of Drinking Water.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14540629M

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