Water Quality Testing Training @ SGRC 2019-09-14

Donations to WWALS Water Quality testing project can be made here: https://www.gagives.org/story/Wwals-Waterqualitykits Petrifilm is quite expensive and each bacterial test uses four films. Thank you.

[Suzy with a Petrifilm]
Suzy Hall with a Petrifilm

We are testing after the Valdosta’s biggest raw sewage spill ever. Yesterday we took samples on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp, Nankin Boat Ramp, State Line Boat Ramp, Pinetta (CR 150), and Madison (FL 6). Incubation of bacterial samples takes 24 hours, so we should have some results by this evening. Other tests already indicate we probably have found the sewage going downstream.

Here are some pictures from our September 14, 2019 Water Quality Testing. Thanks to Erica McLelland and SGRC for hosting. Erica and WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman conducted this training.

Testing Apparatus with l-r: Aaron Sirmons, Tasha Ekman LaFace, Sara Squires Jones, Suzy Hall, Gretchen Quarterman, Alex Chesna.

Erica McLelland of SGRC Gesturing, Gretchen Quarterman watching from the back

Sara Squires Jones, WWALS Lead Tester, Speaking

Alex Chesna, VSU Student

More pictures are On the WWALS website.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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