Water samples from stream sites and reservoir sites for inorganic analyses are returned to Weyandt Hall on the IUP campus immediately after sampling and stored in a refrigerator at 4 °C. Samples are kept in storage until all lab analyses are complete and results are verified. Once results have been verified, we dispose of the samples and containers
Water samples from stream or reservoir sites for organic analyses are returned to Environmental Service Laboratories (ESL) for storage and analysis per state and/or federal testing guidelines and protocols.
- There is limited storage room in the refrigerator, and no more than two quarters-worth of project samples can be stored simultaneously.