Water Quality Monitoring
There are variety of ways you can test your water for contamination, and continue to monitor your water and gather data. Some organizations even lend out monitoring equipment.
Note: If you think there is something wrong with your water (through visual, smell, taste observation OR testing) you should contact the DEP via their complaint line.
A detailed explanation of monitoring results and actions to take can be found here, or view SWPA-EHP’s shorter executive summary here.
Water Quality Testing Resources
- CMU CATTfish (not very affordable)
- Ben Meadows -- TDS/Conductivity meter
- HM Digital EC/TDS/Temp/Salinity meter
Many organizations lend out monitoring equipment. Examples of organizations to reach out to are:
- U.S. EPA National Directory of Volunteer Monitoring Programs
- Select “View Programs by State,” then explore various monitoring programs under each state heading.
Note: Advocates recommend testing your water and filing a complaint as soon as possible, as it has been reported that DEP investigations are slow. If you have seen, smelled or tasted any irregularities in your water, please stop using it immediately.