Sampling Stations
In the recently revised Total Coliform Rule (2014) the EPA included language allowing for the use of sampling stations as a best practice for taking bacteriological samples for the following reasons: "To reduce potential contamination of the sampling taps. Utilities will have more control to prevent contamination of the sampling tap by preventing its use by unauthorized persons and allowing no routine use of the tap except for sampling." / "To facilitate access to sampling taps. Currently systems may be constrained by where they sample, e.g., only public buildings or in certain individual customer’s house." / "To improve sampling representation of the distribution system. Allowing dedicated sampling taps in areas where systems have not been able to gain access will facilitate better representation of the distribution system." Kupferle sampling stations give water utilities unrestricted access to sample sites, provide a dedicated tap for sample retrieval with no outside cross-contamination, and allow for samples to be taken directly from the water main.
Products
Eclipse #88-SS
  • Above ground stainless steel sampling station
  • Lockable, durable, powder-coated cast-aluminum enclosure
  • Non-draining to avoid cross contamination
  • Non-freezing with use of electric or manual evacuation pump
  • Fully serviceable from above ground, no digging
Eclipse #88
  • Above ground brass and stainless sampling station
  • Lockable, durable, powder-coated cast-aluminum enclosure
  • Non-draining to avoid cross contamination
  • Non-freezing with use of electric or manual evacuation pump
  • Fully serviceable from above ground, no digging
Eclipse #88-SS-R
  • All stainless steel sampling station for extreme cold climates
  • Piston design allows for entire station to be removed
  • Non-draining to avoid cross contamination
  • Non-freezing with use of electric or manual evacuation pump
  • Fully serviceable from above ground, no digging
Eclipse #88WC-SS
  • Warm climate stainless steel sampling station
  • Lockable, durable, powder-coated cast-aluminum enclosure
  • Non-draining to avoid cross contamination
  • Fully serviceable from above ground - no digging
Eclipse #88WC
  • Above ground sampling station for warm climates
  • Lockable, durable, powder-coated cast-aluminum enclosure
  • 1” brass ball valve and ¼” stainless sampling point
  • Fully serviceable from above ground
MainGuard #66
  • Above ground all stainless steel sampling station
  • Lockable brushed-aluminum enclosure
  • Non-freezing with use of electric or manual hand pump
  • Fully serviceable from above grade
  • Also available with PVC enclosure or Bollard enclosure
MainGuard #66WC
  • Above ground sampling station for warm climates
  • Housed in brushed-aluminum enclosure
  • All stainless steel waterway with 1/8” globe valve sample point
  • Fully serviceable from above ground
  • Available with Bollard Enclosure and PVC Enclosure
MainGuard #66MB
  • Wall-mounted Bac-T Sample Station
  • Installs inside building
  • Ideal for public buildings used for collecting samples
  • Discharges into 1" PVC sleeve into sink/drain
  • Lockable Aluminum Enclosure
  • Easily serviceable and maintainable
MainGuard #95WM
  • Dedicated Bac-T sampling site
  • Easily Installs in 5/8"x 3/4" meter setter
  • 1" size also available
  • Brass & Stainless Waterway with schedule 80 PVC body
  • Sampling rod and carrying case sold separately
  • Sampling rod includes blow-off and sample point
MainGuard #94WM
  • Dedicated Bac-T sampling site
  • Easily Installs in 5/8"x 3/4" or 5/8" x 1/2" meter setter
  • 1" size also available
  • Brass & Stainless waterway
  • Sampling rod and carrying case sold separately
  • Sampling rod includes blow-off and sample point
MainGuard #92 & #92VB
  • Dedicated Bac-T sampling site
  • Install anywhere in system (3/4" inlet)
  • Above ground or in valve box (5 1/4")
  • 1/4" sampling point
  • Lead-free brass waterway
  • Fully serviceable from above ground
MainGuard #77-Hybrid
  • Hybrid bac-T sampling station/post flushing hydrant
  • 3/8" stainless sampling point and 2" FIP outlet
  • Non-draining to avoid contamination of bac-T sample
  • Non-freezing with use of battery-powered pump (EEP)
  • Fully serviceable from above ground
Eclipse #82WC
  • Dedicated bac-T sampling site
  • Non-freezing with 1/2" mechanical temperature control valve
  • 2” inlet with a 2" ball valve blow-off outlet
  • 3/8" sample point w/ 1/4" ball valve
  • Non-Freezing to -20°
  • Fully serviceable from above ground
Eclipse #82
  • Dedicated bac-T sampling site for most climates
  • Discharges water to avoid freezing (SEE DISCLAIMER)
  • 1/2" mechanical temperature control valve
  • 2" ball valve blow-off outlet with 1/2" sample point
  • Fully serviceable from above ground