Seafood Technology

Regulatory Programs - Water Sampling

During the months of March (recertification quarter) and September (beginning of oyster season), a DMR Seafood Officer will visit your facility to collect a water sample from your well or city water system. The water sample is analyzed at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory for bacteria that may be present in the water supply that is used in the processing operation. If levels are positive, a DMR Seafood Officer will return to the plant for a resample. DMR Seafood Officers will return the water sample results to you.

For information on the proper procedures to disinfect your well, visit the Mississippi Department of Health's procedures here.