How does the State Laboratory mail out the collection kits?

If your water system collects 6 or fewer routine samples per month, bottles are mailed from the KDHE lab to you via the U.S. Post Office on or around the 15th of the previous month. If you collect 7 or more routine samples per month, they are mailed to you via UPS on or around the 20th of the previous month. Your kits should arrive at you around the 1st of the month in which you need to collect them.

If you do not receive your collection kits by the 10th of the month, call 785-296-0971 for a replacement.

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1. What is the monitoring period for bacteriological (Total Coliform Rule) compliance?
2. What criteria are used to determine the minimum number of bacteriological samples a Public Water Supply System is required to collect each month?
3. I missed my collection day. What do I do?
4. Can you test my well?
5. What about water supply address or personnel changes?
6. How does the State Laboratory mail out the collection kits?
7. How do I handle collection kits that are delivered while I still have bottles to collect?
8. What can I do if I have sent my sample, but forgot to fill out the collection form?
9. What if there is a small amount of liquid or white powder in the bottle? Is it safe to use?
10. What should I do if the lid on the bottle is loose?
11. I had a positive sample and sent in a box of 3 repeat samples, and now I have another box of 3 samples, what are they for?
12. I collected my sample but forgot to mail it, or I know my sample will be too old. What should I do?
13. Where do I collect the replacement for my rejected sample?
14. How many repeat samples are required following a coliform-positive result and where are they to be collected?