Surrey Water Blitz

Take part in the citizen science survey and help to discover fantastic clean water habitats, great for wildlife, across Surrey.

Surrey Area (TWW Results 060317) (003)

Can you help us fill in the gaps?

1st – 30th April 2017 

This spring take part in the Surrey Water Blitz and help to build up a map of water quality across the county! Volunteers can actively participant in current scientific research by using quick and simple kits to measure the levels of two widespread pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in Surrey’s many ponds, ditches and stream.

Surrey is an area where we have little information on the water quality of its freshwater landscape (see map below). Yet it’s freshwater habitats, from the biggest lakes to the tiniest trickles, pools and springs, are home to a vast array of plants and animals. It only takes a little pollution to cause the loss of much of this wildlife. With increasing pressures on the freshwater landscape, it is now more important than ever to find the clean water places, those that are free of pollution.

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Taking Part


Clean Water Kit Request Form

Request your Clean Water kits
The address you would like the kits posted to
Each Clean Water kits is made up of one nitrate and one phosphate testing tube. Each kit can only be used once, so you'll need a new one for each place you want to test.
Don't worry if you don't know where you want to test yet. We are happy to help with ideas.