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
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
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|