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Monitoring Equipment

Core Water Quality Monitoring Equipment

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Core water quality monitoring involves performing tests on water temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, water clarity, total depth, and conducting various field observations. Core water quality monitoring through the Texas Stream Team program must be conducted with the Standard Texas Stream Team Core Kit sold by LaMotte Company. If use of the Secchi Disk is impractical due to the water body being too shallow or flowing too swiftly, a transparency tube may be purchased from PGC Scientifics. Please consider the quantity of each product in regards to the total cost.

LaMotte Phone: 410.778.3100 Toll-Free: 800.344.3100 (USA)

PGC Scientifics Toll-Free: 800.424.3300 (USA)

Item Supplier Part # Quantity Price
Standard Texas Stream Team Core Kit LaMotte XX01364 1 $425.00
120 cm Transparency Tube PGC Scientifics 224196 1 $53.54

Miscellaneous supplies:  Miscellaneous supplies which are necessary for monitoring. These are the suppliers used by Texas Stream Team, but supplies may be purchased from other suppliers. The conductivity meter should be calibrated to a value closest to the observed values in the water body. Purchase the conductivity standard closest to the values observed. If you do not know what value that is, purchase the standard of 600 µMHOS (aka µS/cm) because most water bodies in Texas will be closer to that value. Once you begin monitoring, if you detect values closer to a different standard, purchase that standard.

Item Supplier Part # Quantity Price
Conductivity standard 600 µMHOS (1L) Right Price Chemicals AS-6927-1L 1 25.99
Conductivity standard 1,413 µMHOS (1L) Right Price Chemicals AS-6920-1L 1 20.59
Conductivity standard 2,500 µMHOS (1L) Right Price Chemicals AS-6925-1L 1 25.99
Water rinse bottle Capitol Sci. B7444-500 6 $26.25
Waste bottles Capitol Sci. B6542-32 24 $121.00
Gloves - S Capitol Sci. G2741-1 100 $17.81
Gloves - M Capitol Sci. G2741-2 100 $17.81
Gloves - L Capitol Sci. G2741-3 100 $17.81
Goggles Capitol Sci. S1600-1 12 $32.00
5-gallon polyethylene bucket Lowe's 356492 1 $4.97
Nylon rope Lowe's 349182 1 ft $0.15

Suppliers:

Company Phone Number Website
LaMotte 1-800-344-3100 http://www.lamotte.com/
PGC Scientifics 1-800-424-3300 http://www.pgcscientifics.com/
Captiol Scientific 1-800-580-1167 http://www.capitolscientific.com
Lowe's 1-800-445-6937 http://www.lowes.com
Right Place Chemicals 1-877-445-2537 http://www.rightpricechemicals.com

Core monitoring replacement reagents: The core water quality monitoring kit will need to be restocked as reagents are depleted or expire. This table shows the prices for replacement reagents.

Item Supplier Part # Quantity Price
Manganous sulfate solution LaMotte 4167-G 1 $8.05
Alkaline potassium iodide azide LaMotte 7166-G 1 $10.60
Sulfuric acid LaMotte 6141WT-G 1 $7.45
Sodium thiosulfate LaMotte 4169-H 1 $8.05
Starch indicator solution LaMotte 4170WT-G 1 $6.30
WR indicator solution LaMotte 2218 -G 1 $6.70

Core monitoring replacement supplies:  Supplies may be lost or broken. This table shows each of the individual items in the core monitoring kit.

Item Supplier Part # Quantity Price
Secchi Disk LaMotte 0171-CL 1 $57.00
Thermometer LaMotte 1066 1 $21.50
EC Tester 11 (Conductivity Meter) LaMotte 5-0082 1 $87.20
pH Color Comparator - Low Range LaMotte 2193 1 $23.70
pH Color Comparator - High Range LaMotte 2196 1 $23.70
pH Test Tube with Cap LaMotte 0230 1 $2.50
Plastic Beaker - 150mL LaMotte 2-2011 1 $2.55
DO Fixing Bottle LaMotte 0688-DO 1 $4.39
DO Titration Vial LaMotte 0608 1 $2.95
Titrator LaMotte 0377 1 $5.50
Titrator Tip LaMotte 23573-3 1 $0.50

 

Advanced Water Quality Monitoring Equipment

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Advanced monitoring involves performing tests on E. coli bacteria, nitrate-nitrogen, orthophosphate, turbidity, and streamflow. Advanced monitoring through the Texas Stream Team program must be conducted with the following supplies. Please consider the quantity of each product in regards to the total cost.

Company Item Product Number Quantity Price
Nasco Whirl-Paks B01062 500 $43.35
Micrology Labs 9mL Sterile Diluent DBF09 1 $0.58
Micrology Labs Coliscan Easygel & Petri Dishes 25001 10 $17.20
Fisher Scientific 5 mL Graduated Sterile Pipettes NC9892577 (728NL-1S) 1000 $164.81
Big Apple Pet Supply Incubator 1602-N 1 $54.95
Hach Phosphorus, Orthophosphate (Reactive) Test Kit, Model PO-19A 224801 1 $114.00
Hach Long Path Viewing Adaptor 2412200 1 $8.85
Hach Replacement Bottle Caps 2166706 1 $3.39
Hach Funnel, analytical, plastic, 65 mm 108367 1 $6.35
LaMotte Advanced Monitoring Kit (w/ nitrate and turbidity supplies) XX01406 1 $169.45
$582.93 Total

Suppliers:

Company Phone Number Website
Nasco 1-800-558-9595 http://www.enasco.com
Micrology Labs 1-888-981-3495 http://www.micrologylabs.com
Fischer Scientific 1-800-766-7000 http://www.fishersci.com
Big Apple Pet Supply 1-800-922-7753 http://www.bigappleherp.com
IDEXX 1-800-321-0207 http://www.idexx.com/water
Hach 1-800-887-4224 http://www.hach.com
LaMotte 1-800-344-3100 http://www.lamotte.com/

Optional E. coli monitoring equipment:

The extension pole may be used at locations where stream access is difficult. The 120mL sampling bottles with sodium thiosulphate should be used if the site is within a 100m distance downstream of a wastewater treatment plant outfall.

Company Item Product Number Quantity Price
Nasco Extension Pole B01310M 1 $105.45
IDEXX 120 mL Sampling Bottle w/ Sodium Thiosulphate WV120SBST-200 200 $110.00

Streamflow monitoring equipment:  Streamflow monitoring supplies may be purchased from a hardware or sporting goods store. These supplies cost about $30.00 without the waders and around $70.00 with the waders.

-Whiffle ball
-Marked pole (ex. PVC pipe marked in tenths of feet using measuring tape)
-100 ft. measuring tape
-Stop watch
-Waders (optional)

Advanced monitoring replacement supplies: The core water quality monitoring kit will need to be restocked as reagents are depleted or expire. This table shows the prices for replacement reagents.

Item Supplier Part # Quantity Price
Nitrate #1 tablets LaMotte 2799-H 50 $7.30
Nitrate #2 tablets LaMotte 3703-H 50 $8.25
PhosVer 3 phosphate reagent powder pillows Hach 2209-99 100 $23.89
Deionized water Hach 272-42 1 $7.65
Filter paper, 12.5 cm Hach 1894-57 100 $49.95
Filtration aid solution Hach 1046-33 1 $13.65