ASSESSING THE ACIDITY OF WATER DRAINING INTO RIVERS AND ESTUARIES



Introduction

Effect of Acidity

Visual signs

Testing pH

Reporting

 

ASSESSING THE ACIDITY OF WATER DRAINING INTO
RIVERS AND ESTUARIES

Reporting acid drainage

You can help protect our rivers and estuaries by reporting any occurrences of acid drainage to the Land and Water Quality Branch of the Water and Rivers Commission by phone at 9278-0300 or 9222-7000. Reporting both visual indicators and any low pH measurements that you have found (i.e. a pH of 4 or less) will help us locate the source of acidity so that it can be managed to protect fisheries.


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