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Water Rangers

Testers

https://waterrangers.ca/research

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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
Agricutural/Livestock runoff point and onward into the Napanee River : OKeeffe_Test Site 1 2019-04-28 16:30 UTC Contributed 1 of 1 Observations
Black Creek ( River ) : Black River marsh outlet from stream 2019-05-14 23:13 UTC Contributed 2 of 3 Observations
Black River : Black River outflow to Lake Ontario 2019-05-19 20:00 UTC Contributed 2 of 21 Observations
Creek leading to South Bay on Lake Ontario : South Bay Cres Public Boat Launch 2019-05-17 18:15 UTC Contributed 2 of 9 Observations
Dug pond : Kan Centre Pond 2019-05-09 13:30 UTC Contributed 1 of 5 Observations
East end of Milford Millpond on Black River : East side of Hamlet of Milford K0K2P0 2019-05-18 17:05 UTC Contributed 1 of 24 Observations
Hamilton Brook : South Knowlesville, New Brunswick 2019-04-28 22:40 UTC Contributed 1 of 5 Observations
Lac Ontario : Jack Darling Memorial Park 2019-03-25 15:10 UTC Contributed 1 of 1 Observations
Lake Ontario : Little Bluff Conservation Area 2019-04-17 15:00 UTC Contributed 1 of 12 Observations
Lake Ontario : Marina 4 - F 2019-03-21 14:45 UTC Contributed 1 of 8 Observations