Get Certified as a Water Monitor

Citizens learn principles of AWW and how to monitor and evaluate physical, chemical and biological features of water. Workshops are offered free of charge and carry Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Auburn University.

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Water Chemistry Monitoring

Test physical and chemical characteristics of water to determine pollution sources and long-term trends in water quality. Six variables are measured with a customized test kit, and results can be compared with water quality standards that define conditions for healthy waterbodies. Here's a list of the six variables:

Bacteriological Monitoring

Detect levels of E.coli and other coliform bacteria in water as indicators of contamination. Determine if water is safe for drinking, swimming and aquatic life.

Stream Biomonitoring

Assess stream health using "aquatic bugs" (macroinvertebrates) as water pollution indicators. Training combines the use of field collections and an environmental game that simulates a stream bioassessment.

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