Sampling at SACWSD Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sampling is an important part of any wastewater treatment facility. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issues wastewater treatment facilities a Discharge Permit specifying the frequency and types of samples that must be taken.

To ensure the plant is meeting these requirements, a great deal of sampling at the facility is necessary.

Five times a week, the laboratory staff collects samples of untreated water entering the facility and treated water being discharged.

Equipment and Types of Samples