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1pm to 4pm
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Pasco:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

The HPC formerly known as the standard plate count is a procedure for estimating the number of live Heterotrophic bacteria in water. It is used to measure the changes in water treatment and distribution or in swimming pools. It may also be used as a monitoring method for treatment efficiency in bottled water plants.

Sample submission

If the Heterotrophic Plate Count is desired, you may request a sample container from any of our health district offices during normal business hours. Request a bacteriological bottle and specify that you want a standard plate count or HPC. Submit the sample as soon after collection as possible. Samples must be received within 30 hours of sample collection and kept cool during transit.
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Benton Franklin Health District
Kennewick
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
99336
(509) 460 4200
Pasco
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
99301
(509) 547-9737
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If you are either a medical practitioner, first responder, or public works official and need to report an emergency that immediately endangers public health, please call 509-543-3851. Only medical practitioners, first responders, and public works officials may use this number.
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