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We are inviting members of the public to help us monitor water quality at our beaches.
Take photos of stormwater drains with your phone, or complete a simple water quality test. Every piece of information helps protect our beaches, and Victorians, from the harmful effects of pollution.
Pollution from stormwater drains can impact the water quality of our beaches. The Drain Detectives project will monitor beaches in Sandringham, Mentone, Mordialloc, Dromana and Rye from November 2018. Combined with our water quality sensors, the public information will help us better understand and manage pollution from drains.
The Drain Detectives program is funded by the Victorian Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund, and is a collaboration between EPA Victoria, Port Phillip EcoCentre and Monash University.
Want to take part in Drain Detectives? Here’s how:
1. Register your interest at ref.epa.vic.gov.au/DrainDetectives with your name and preferred beach. We'll keep you updated with training sessions and other ways to get involved.
2. You will need to complete our 1.5 hour sample collection training. The next training sessions will be held later in 2019.
3. Choose any of the five beaches and monitor at times that suit you.
4. Take a water sample and smartphone photo when you pass drains flowing in the vicinity of the beach.
Even if you don’t join to monitor, keep an eye out for Drain Detectives signs at the five beaches requesting your photos of stormwater flow.
Page last updated on 13 Nov 2019