Water Quality Tester
Water Quality Tester: Detecting Potential Toxins in Algae Blooms
St. Johns Riverkeeper uses algae test strips to detect levels of Microcystin – a harmful toxin that is commonly produced by blue-green algae blooms throughout the St. Johns River.
With these strips in the hands of trained on-call volunteers, our goals are to:
1) Test the Microcystin toxicity level of an algae bloom and;
2) Raise awareness in recreational areas that could potentially cause public health issues.
If there is an algae bloom in your region a St. Johns Riverkeeper staff person will contact trained volunteers on your proximity to the bloom and if you can sample the water quality to detect potential toxins.
We are not currently looking for water testing volunteers.