Bacteria-monitoring Guide Published in May 2016 by Center for Watershed Protection

In May 2016, the non-profit Center for Watershed Protection (headquartered in Ellicott City, Md., and with an office in Charlottesville, Va.; online at http://www.cwp.org/) announced publication of Safe Waters, Healthy Waters: A Guide for Citizen Groups on Bacteria Monitoring in Local Waterways.  The guide is available (in PDF format) online at http://www.cwp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SAFE-WATERS-Guide_Final.pdf.

The 54-page guide is designed to help citizen water-monitoring groups identify water areas with high bacteria, identify potential sources, and communicate findings to the public.  According to the Center’s May 23, 2016, news release, the guide “provides step-by-step instructions to create a customized bacteria monitoring program, methods to investigate potential pollutant sources, and resources for putting collected data to use.  It focuses especially on human sewage sources and monitoring techniques that are simple, reliable and low-cost.”

For more information, contact Laurel Williamson at the Center’s Charlottesville office, email: lw@cwp.org; or phone the Center’s main office at (410) 461-8323.

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