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Waterwatch NSW
What is Waterwatch?
Waterwatch is a national community based water quality monitoring program, which promotes environmental awareness and action through involvement.  Primary schools, high schools and community groups participate in the Waterwatch program. 
 
Waterwatch encourages co-operation between schools, community groups, local government, catchment management authorities, government and non government organisations to ensure that everyone plays a role in keeping our waterways clean and healthy.

The key to the success of the Waterwatch program is the cooperation between schools, local community groups, councils, catchment management committees and industry. This ensures that everyone plays a role in keeping the waterways clean.

Who can be involved?
Primary Schools can become involved in the Junior Waterwatch program with simple water quality testing, conducting water bug surveys and participating in Murder Under the microscope.  The tests that primary school students can carry out using the Waterwatch kits include temperature, pH, total dissolved solids or electrical conductivity and turbidity.

High Schools can become involved in the Junior Waterwatch program, or become a senior Waterwatch group and conduct more complex water quality testing, conduct water bug surveys and take part in Murder Under the Microscope. In addition to the tests carried out by Junior Waterwatch groups, high schools can test for phosphates and dissolved oxygen.

Landholders, TAFE, University and Community Groups can become a Waterwatch group and conduct water quality tests.

How do I get involved?
Further information on the program and the contact information for Hunter Central Rivers Regional Waterwatch are available at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website.



Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290