If you plan to participate in Nitrate Watch, you’ll need to make a plan! Each Nitrate Watch kit includes 25 nitrate test strips. Your goal will be to use each and every test strip and report your data on the Clean Water Hub.
The Make a Plan worksheet is a tool to help you plan out when and how you will use your nitrate test strips. Download it and start planning!
Use the following templates as inspiration for a letter to the editor. Remember to make these templates your own by adding information about the impact of nutrient pollution on your community. Including data from your Nitrate Watch testing is a great way to make your letter unique!
Use these flyers to educate your community about nitrate pollution.
Contact your city or county Department of Health if your drinking water contains nitrate levels above the EPA drinking water standard (10 mg/L).
Contact your Department of Natural Resources or Department of Environmental Quality to report consistently high nitrate levels in surface water (rivers, lakes, streams). It is also important to report harmful algal blooms caused by nutrient pollution.
Add your name to call on community leaders to stop harmful nitrate pollution.
Consuming water with elevated nitrate levels is harmful to human health. The current regulatory limit is likely not sufficient to protect us. Ask your elected officials to support solutions to nitrate pollution!
We'll send you monthly updates on ways you can take action to reduce nitrate pollution in your community.
Your generous gift will fund Nitrate Watch kits for new volunteers all over the country and help us work towards strategies to reduce nitrate pollution nationwide.
Are you a classroom teacher or informal educator looking to share Nitrate Watch with your students? Click the button below to access resources designed to help educators incorporate Nitrate Watch into the classroom.
Resources for Educators
Have questions? Want to request a specific classroom resource? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Izaak Walton League blog posts about nitrate pollution
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