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Water Rangers

Testers

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About

This group has been created to help us test and prototype new equipment. Testers are currently equipped with test strips! They try and interpret results themselves and then take a photo of the strips on a reference card so we can build up a database so our software can 'learn' how to record results.

Right now, this group is testing two types of strips.
1- high-level phosphorous (during pollution events)
2- alkalinity, pH, and hardness

Testing Protocol

Take sample below the first 10cm of the water. Rinse cup 3 times before taking your sample.

Phosphate teststrips: Follow instructions on package. These should be used when you suspect rates above 0.01ppm (100ppb).
- Dip strip in the sample
- Wait 45 seconds
- Compare results with colour scale
- Record results
- Take a photo of the strip on the reference card.

Other test strips:
- Dip strip in sample for 2 seconds
- Compare results right away
- Hold strip vertically and compare values for Alkalinity, pH and Hardness
- Record results
- Take a photo of the strip on the reference card

For more information on the protocols of this program, visit https://waterrangers.ca/research

Members (30)

  • 43

    Observations

  • 35

    Locations

  • 0

    Issues

Leaderboard

  1. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority 13250 Points
  2. Kat Kavanagh 3780 Points
  3. Don Ross 3290 Points
  4. The Crouchman Family 1360 Points
  5. Korice Moir 1160 Points
  6. Brett Painter 980 Points
  7. Lawrence O'Keeffe 750 Points
  8. Mark Dabrowski 740 Points
  9. Virginia and Ken Grant 700 Points
  10. Robin Castonguay 600 Points

Contact

For information, contact Kat Kavanagh kat@waterrangers.ca

Areas monitored

Across Canada

Locations & Observations

Locations Last observation made
Napanee River - Active year-round runoff from an adjacent manure pile into the Napanee River : OKeeffe_Test Site 3 2019-04-28 16:50 UTC Contributed 1 of 1 Observations
Nonquon River : Nonquon River Environmental Education Centre 2019-04-21 18:47 UTC Contributed 1 of 6 Observations
North Saskatchewan River : River at Finlayson Island 2019-04-21 22:00 UTC Contributed 1 of 1 Observations
Petit-lac-St-François : PLSF Godbout 2019-04-09 13:45 UTC Contributed 2 of 2 Observations
Petit-lac-St-François : PLSF Outlet 2019-04-09 14:15 UTC Contributed 2 of 2 Observations
Picton Harbour on Lake Ontario : Picton Harbour at Mouth of Marsh Creek 2019-04-03 14:55 UTC Contributed 1 of 5 Observations
Pond on Jean Arnold's Property : Jean's Pond 2019-05-09 12:35 UTC Contributed 1 of 4 Observations
Saint John River : Public River Access at Old Train Station Info Centre 2019-05-07 14:10 UTC Contributed 1 of 1 Observations
Section of Black Creek : Bridge over Black Creek on Old Milford Rd 2019-05-18 19:50 UTC Contributed 2 of 2 Observations
St. John River : Hartland New Brunswick 2019-05-02 16:55 UTC Contributed 1 of 6 Observations