Taking and Submitting Water Samples for Testing. OIA North America January 2011. Water Testing Required under the OIA US FARMGAP Standards. The OIA US FARMGAP Standards require regular testing of water for generic E. Coli. The frequency of testing varies depending on the source of the water:
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Taking and Submitting Water Samples for Testing
OIA North America
The OIA US FARMGAP Standards require regular testing of water for generic E. Coli. The frequency of testing varies depending on the source of the water:
Well or Municipal Water =Annual Testing
Surface Water ( River, Lake, Pond)=Quarterly Testing
ABC should have your results within 48 hours. You can call and check if under time pressure.
Once you receive the results, be sure to keep them in your Farm Compliance Manual or in a handy location. They will be asked for during application for US FARMGAP certification and during the inspection.
If you fall below the water quality standard, contact OIA North America to develop corrective and remedial actions.