The equipment bank provides free water monitoring equipment loans to community-based water monitoring programs throughout the Maritime provinces. Equipment is maintained and calibrated so that you can collect the most accurate data possible. Please contact our office today with any questions, to schedule a loan, or to request training on the equipment below. Equipment is reserved first-come-first-served, so it is recommended to book your loan well in advance.

In addition to the equipment available at our Halifax location (below), we have partnered with various organizations to bring water monitoring equipment to New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.

Cape Breton Equipment Hub hosted by Cheticamp River Salmon Association:

  • YSI multi-parameter probe
  • Water Rangers Kits
  • Secchi disk

PEI Equipment Hub hosted by the PEI Watershed Alliance:

  • YSI multi-parameter probes (with nitrate probes)
  • Flow probes
  • Temperature loggers
  • Turbidimeter
  • And more!

Mirimichi Equipment Hub hosted by Anqotum Resource Management:

  • YSI multi-parameter probe
  • Water Rangers Kits

Saint John Equipment Hub hosted by ACAP Saint John:

  • YSI multi-parameter probes
  • CABIN kits
  • Secchi disks
  • Flow probes
  • Turbidimeter
  • Water and sediment samplers
  • Fluorometers

Our equipment bank relies fully on external funding and donations. We encourage equipment users to donate if they are able to.  Your support helps keep the equipment bank free for community groups!

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Popular / Water Monitoring

CABIN is a national biomonitoring program which collects benthic macroinvertebrates for biological assessments of streams.

Popular / Water Monitoring

Adult chest waders are available should the nature of your sampling environment require them. All sizes available.

Water Monitoring

This dredge is useful for sampling benthic communities inhabiting soft bottomed aquatic environments.

Water Monitoring

Adult life jackets are available for any monitoring environments where they are a necessary safety precaution.

Water Monitoring

Turbidity meters can accurately measure low turbidity in samples by measuring light penetration.

Water Monitoring

The user-friendly SMART2 Colorimeter is the direct reading colorimeter for complete on-site water analyses.

Water Monitoring

Turbidity can be measured using a secchi disk, an 8-inch diameter disk with alternating black and white quadrants.

Accessories

Steel tape measures are light weight and waterproof.

Popular / Water Monitoring

Compact, lightweight, and convenient for quick sampling or traveling.

Water Monitoring

The water sampler is a sample bottle that is designed to collect samples in deeper waters.

Popular / Wet-Pro

The Professional Plus multi-probe provides the user with accurate measurements for a number of indicators of water quality.

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