You can help find out what is getting into our rivers, springs, and wells beyond sewage spills: fertilizer nitrates, livestock, wildlife, septic tanks, other. We also want to follow up after sewage spills, because the limited testing required by states doesn’t tell us how far the spill went.
Please sign up to volunteer to do Water Quality Testing, in either Florida or Georgia, using this google form.
WWALS testing trainer Gretchen Quarterman does trainings as trainees sign up. See the main Water Quality Testing web page for the next scheduled testing trainings.
Be sure to fill out the google form above so we will know how many. Be ready to test regularly after you get trained.
Anybody can take the training, which is free. But to test for WWALS requires being a WWALS member:
Remember to post your results in Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, and we can use them in Swim Guide.
Sign up, get trained, and then test and report.
Many other parts of water quality testing differ between Georgia and Florida, but water collection for bacterial testing is the same, and WWALS already has gloves and Whirl-Paks.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®