A Drop in the Bucket

Join our water quality citizen science project

We need your help checking water quality in our region. Help us make sure our rivers and streams are clean and healthy. Every drop in the bucket helps. Join our water sampling citizen science project today.

Join the many thousands of people across Australia doing vital research that helps us all learn and live better lives. You’re welcome to join this project if you’re living in or travelling in the Gulf region.

It’s easy to help. Call us on (07) 4092 1088 to get your free water quality testing kit. Read and follow the instruction manual. It’s a step-by-step guide to everything you need to know.

Collect samples from rivers, lakes, creeks, and large dams that are connected to waterways. We don’t need samples from small dams, water tanks, or other minor bodies of water.

Good science is safe science! When you’re gathering data, always be safe. If you’re under 18, you need adult supervision. Wear appropriate clothing, be sun smart, be croc wise. Choose safe locations, avoid slippery surfaces and look out for hazards.

Always wash your hands after collecting water samples.

Use this form to submit your results. Please click on the information symbol to see more details about each test and the result.

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A Drop in the Bucket

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