Water sampling enables the laundry to identify specific areas of concern such as points of suspected contamination, or to determine if a particular problem has been corrected. With this procedure, it is recommended that the laundry test the water source in three locations:

  • Source water, or where it enters the facility, i.e. natural surface waters like rivers and reservoirs, deep-bed well waters, sea waters, or a combination of these

  • At the beginning of the tunnel or washer/extractor

  • Effluent water (under the laundry press or discharge hose).

Included for water analysis are sampling bottles, sterile bag, disposable or reusable cooler and ice or cold packs.

Water Analysis

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Important Notice about the HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring ToolKit™ Program


HLAC does not have access to an individual Laundry’s analysis and compilation of its test results.  HLAC will have no obligation or liability of any kind to the Laundry for problems caused by the laboratory or the Laundry including, without limitation, the Laundry’s: failure to follow the laboratories’ written instructions; use of a ToolKit with materials not supplied by the laboratory; misuse or improper use of a ToolKit; or failure to properly store or ship any ToolKits or test samples.  Analysis and compilation of test results may be compromised if the Laundry fails to follow the ToolKit instructions.  HLAC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF PARTICIPATING LAUNDRIES AND THE LABORATORY.