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Chapter A4. Collection of Water Samples

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 09-A4

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The National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (National Field Manual) describes protocols and provides guidelines for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel who collect data that are used to assess the quality of the Nation's surface-water and ground-water resources. This chapter addresses preparations and appropriate methods for the collection of surface-water, groundwater, and associated quality-control samples. Among the topics covered are considerations and procedures to prevent sample contamination; establishing site files; instructions for collecting depth-integrated isokinetic and nonisokinetic samples at flowing- and still-water sites; and guidelines for collecting formation water from wells having various types of construction and hydraulic and aquifer characteristics.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chapter A4. Collection of Water Samples
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
09-A4
Edition:
Version 2.0, Revised Sep 2006
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
231 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series