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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Heidelberg College Water Quality Laboratory
Cooperative Private Well Testing Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Nancy Creamer Street:310 East Market St.
City: TiffinState: Ohio
Zip Code:44883-Phone: 419 448-2198
Email:dbaker@mail.heidelberg.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 419 448-2124Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $70000 Year monitoring began: 1987

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:testing fees

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Heidelberg Water Quality Laboratory, working together with county organizations such as Soil and Water Districts, and with volunteer participants, develops detailed, geo-referenced databases of nitrate and herbicide contamination in private rural wells in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Illinois.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hardness, Pesticides, Rainfall, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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