Laboratory Analysis

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Laboratory is certified with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Drinking Water Division to perform microbial analysis of water samples. The laboratory uses the Colilert®-18 and Quanti-Tray®/2000 system to analyze surface water for E. coli bacteria. This United States Environmental Protection Agency approved method provides easy, rapid (results in 18 hours), and accurate counts of E. coli bacteria.

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