Volunteer Monitoring Data
A Volunteer Assessment Database has been developed to house information from volunteers who monitor our streams. This database is maintained through the Save Our Streams Program.
The Division of Water and Waste Management's Groundwater/UIC Program coordinates the groundwater protection efforts of the Bureau for Public Health, the Department of Agriculture, and various DEP programs under the authority of the 1991 Groundwater Protection Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Assessment and reporting of our State's stream water quality is performed by the Watershed Assessment Branch of the DEP. Teams of biologists and environmental specialists measure water quality and habitat information on-site; collect waters samples for laboratory analysis; and collect benthic macroinvertebrate and fish from streams and lakes throughout the state.
The links below can provide more information on surface water quality:
Laboratories for Analyzing Data
DEP certifies environmental laboratories to ensure that accurate and reliable analytical data is received.
Laboratories are certified when they follow approved methods, employ well-trained capable staff, and use equipment and instrumentation suited to the work they perform.