SAFE DRINKING WATER IS FUNDAMENTAL TO
PROTECTING PEOPLE'S HEALTH
An initiative of the Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), Center for Progressive Reform (CPR), Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), and University of Maryland School of Public Health.
---LSSWWI is no longer accepting participants at this time---
How do I participate?
If you're interested in participating, click HERE.
The University of Maryland will provide all testing materials to volunteers. Volunteers will measure concentrations of nitrates and nitrites (another form of nitrogen) in their water using rapid test strips that provide an accurate and reliable result in less than one minute. All volunteers will receive training via an instructional video to ensure they are comfortable with the testing materials.
The data that you collect will be sent to the University of Maryland online or by mail for analysis. Expert faculty at the UMD School of Public Health and researchers at ACT, CPR, and EIP, will answer any questions you may have and provide you with feedback on the levels of nitrate in the water you tested. As a volunteer, you will be kept informed about the results of this initiative and be alerted to future opportunities to improve your water resources. Volunteers will receive all testing materials and associated training at no cost.