Join Water Services support Water World Monitoring Day this coming September 18th! Water Services loves community efforts and WWMD is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.
An easy-to-use test kit enables everyone from children to adults to sample local water bodies for a core set of water quality parameters including temperature, acidity (pH), clarity (turbidity) and dissolved oxygen (DO). Results are shared with participating communities around the globe through the WWMD Web site.
World Water Monitoring Day is officially celebrated on September 18; however, the monitoring window was extended for the first time in 2009 from March 22 (World Water Day) until December 31. Participants are encouraged to celebrate with WEF and IWA in September or to observe their own WWMD anytime during the extended window. The deadline for submitting data to the WWMD database is December 31.
Teachers grab your handouts and lesson plans and make this some educational and interactive fun!
The WWMD test kit includes everything you need to test for temperature, pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen, including:
- 1 Instruction booklet (English/Spanish)
- 1 Sample collection jar
- 1 pH test tube
- 1 Dissolved oxygen vial
- 1 Secchi disk decal
- 2 Temperature strips (14-40°C and 0-12°C)
- 50 pH reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 100 Dissolved oxygen reagent tablets (enough for 50 tests)
- 1 Color chart for determining DO, pH and turbidity test results
- 1 Mini pencil
- 1 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
You may use your own equipment if you prefer!
Test Kit Tips
- 5-10 people per kit is a good rule of thumb. Larger groups can rotate between stations focused on a specific parameter.
- Young children should have adult supervision when monitoring.
- Wear gloves or wash hands after handling the reagent tablets.
Contact Water Servives at email@example.com or by visiting www.Water-Services.us to learn how you can participate on September 18th and how you can take an active role in your community no matter where you live!