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Environmental Health Laboratory Surface Water

Page last updated: 06/3/13

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Surface Water

The surface water program conducts surveys of the Halifax River, St. John’s River, and the Mosquito Lagoon water basins. This water quality monitoring program is called for in the County of Volusia Growth and Resource Management to judge the continuing health of these systems. Data generated by the program is reported to the U.S.E.P.A. national water quality database and used by state, local and federal agencies as well as individuals.

Read about our Surface Water Projects (57 kb PDF)

GPS Coordinates - All sampling stations (14 kb PDF

Over 70 stations are monitored each month for:

  • Nitrogen (Nitrate/Nitrite)
  • Ortho-Phosphate
  • Chlorophyll
  • True color
  • Turbidity
  • Nitrogen Kjeldahl
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Total Phosphorus
  • Fecal Coliform Bacteria
  • Enteroccocus Bacteria
  • Specific Conductance

Springs Project (Blue, DeLeon, Gemini, and Green Springs) tested for:

  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Salinity
  • DO
  • TDS
  • TSS
  • NOX

Page last updated: 06/3/13