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Microbial Water Quality Profile

What is a Microbial Water Quality Profile?

A Microbial Water Quality Profile (MWQP) is a long-term management strategy for farmers to understand the quality of water on their farms and how it may change over time. Establishing an MWQP helps farmers assess the microbial quality of a water source and its suitability for intended uses.

How do you create a Microbial Water Quality Profile?

This webpage provides information and step-by-step infosheets to help you assess, test and evaluate the quality of water on your farm. Please contact one of our specialists if you have additional questions on establishing an MWQP.

Disclaimer: The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting the requirements in Subpart E of the PSR. This subpart has not been finalized and is subject to change.

MWQP: The Basics

Introductory overview of a Microbial Water Quality Profile

Agricultural Water Sources

Determine the classification of your water source

Agricultural Water Use

Define your water use and associated risks

MWQP: When to Start

Microbial Water Quality Profile important dates

MWQP: How-to Guide

How to create a Microbial Water Quality Profile

MWQP: Collecting Samples

Step-by-step instructions on how to properly collect water samples

MWQP: Alternative Lab Methods

List of detection methods to request from the lab

MWQP: Labs for AR Growers

List of labs accessible for Arkansas growers

MWQP: Interpreting Lab Results

Understand your water test results and create your MWQP