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Volunteer Water Monitoring Program


Quality Assurance  

The Waccamaw Watershed Academy's Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all aspects of our water quality monitoring. Our SOPs are frequently reviewed and updated to reflect changes in manufacturer recommendations and water monitoring best practices.  

The Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring SOPs for Sampling, Analysis, Master Samplers, and Data Management are linked below. Additionally, there are links to the manufacturer manuals for our current field meters.

 Sampling SOPs

Analysis SOPs

pH, Conductivity and Dissolved Oxygen

  • All Parameters Field Check and Measurement (VM SOP 404_R1)
  • pH Calibration Check and Field Measurement (VM SOP 403_R1)
  • Conductivity Calibration Check and Field Measurement (VM SOP 401_R1)
  • Dissolved Oxygen Calibration Check and Field Measurement (VM SOP 402_R1)

Nutrients 

  • Nitrite, Nitrate and Ammonia Field Measurements (VM SOP 410_R3

Turbidity

  • Hach 2100P Turbidity Meter Calibration Check and Sample Measurement (VM SOP 408_R1)
  • Hach 2100Q Turbidity Meter Calibration Check and Sample Measurement (VM SOP 409_R1)

E. coli Sampling

  • E. coli and Total Coliform Analysis Using Coliscan(R) Easygel(R) PLUS Media (VM SOP 501_R3

Master Samplers

Multimeter Calibration

Data Entry

Data Management

Meter Manuals


 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)

WWA is working on creating a QAPP based on the above SOPs.