WATER QUALITY MONITORING AND EVALUATION
ENVIROKONSULT™’s water quality monitoring service
is aimed at all water bodies in need of an aquatic health evaluation or a water management plan.
Water User Groups
ENVIROKONSULT™ has extensive experience in the design, implementation, operation and evaluation of water quality monitoring programmes for various water user groups in South Africa and neighbouring countries. These water user groups include:
Water Quality Testing
To gain more information on your particular body of water, ENVIROKONSULT™ can conduct a water quality test to determine several key water quality variables. Based on these results, we can then make and implement specific recommendations in order to improve the water quality of your lake or pond.
When conducting a water quality survey some measurements are taken in the field (in situ) with specialised instruments. However, other variables can only be determined in a water laboratory and water samples need to be collected for this purpose. Water samples are delivered to three laboratories, depending on the extent of the monitoring action. The hydrobiology laboratory performs a diverse range of tests including aquatic toxicity testing, aquatic invertebrate assessment, algae and algal toxin monitoring and aquatic bio-monitoring. The chemistry laboratory perform testing in organic and inorganic chemistry to monitor water quality for parameters such as pesticides, disinfection by-products, hydrocarbons, trace metals, surfactants, ions, turbidity, taste and odour. The microbiology laboratory performs analyses to determine for the presence of indicator organisms (E. coli, coliforms, coliphages etc.) and analyses pathogens including Cholera, Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
Standard Water Quality Analysis Includes:
Specialized Water Quality Analysis Includes
Water Quality Reports
ENVIROKONSULT™ has extensive experience in all facets of water quality monitoring for the various water user groups. We will design and implement your water quality monitoring programme and present you with interpretative water quality reports to suit each individual client’s needs.