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.
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CABIN is a national biomonitoring program which collects benthic macroinvertebrates for biological assessments of streams.
Adult chest waders are available should the nature of your sampling environment require them. All sizes available.
This dredge is useful for sampling benthic communities inhabiting soft bottomed aquatic environments.
Adult life jackets are available for any monitoring environments where they are a necessary safety precaution.
Turbidity meters can accurately measure low turbidity in samples by measuring light penetration.
The user-friendly SMART2 Colorimeter is the direct reading colorimeter for complete on-site water analyses.
Turbidity can be measured using a secchi disk, an 8-inch diameter disk with alternating black and white quadrants.
Steel tape measures are light weight and waterproof.
Compact, lightweight, and convenient for quick sampling or traveling.
The water sampler is a sample bottle that is designed to collect samples in deeper waters.
The Professional Plus multi-probe provides the user with accurate measurements for a number of indicators of water quality.