There are many seasonal residents who are not here to collect the sample(s). Can I sample at fewer locations?
No. The number of required sampling sites is based on the total population served using the information found in our database. It may be appropriate to consider requesting a change in the sampling schedule to a time when the residency rate is highest. You should make an assessment of your ability to sample a sufficient number of sites during a projected sampling quarter. Prior to, or after the scheduled sampling period, you may request a change based on seasonal residence.