Water quality testing

Our Waterwatch volunteers have been measuring water quality for more than 20 years to give us a better understanding of our waterways' long-term health. View water monitoring resources and data.

Access waterway data

Explore the health of your local waterway — all data collected by our Waterwatch volunteers is available on the Waterwatch Victoria Data Portal.

To learn what this data can tell us, view their data interpretation manual.

Data interpretation manual

Resources for monitors

Data collection forms

Record your water quality results using the following data forms.

Equipment instructions and maintenance

Instructions on using your water quality monitoring equipment can be found in the Waterwatch handbook.

There are also some excellent videos on using, calibrating and maintaining your equipment created by our colleagues at the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority:

sample collection

temperature

turbidity

pH

electroconductivity

phosphate

Contact us

A number of dynamic Waterwatch monitoring groups across Melbourne are seeking new members. Contact us to find out about any groups near you, and for more information on any of our activities:

Last updated:
16 October 2017