PNCC Turitea Water Reservoir and Stream Monitoring

The Turitea Water Reservoirs and Water Treatment Plant provide the primary water source for Palmerston North City. Since 2011, Aquanet Consuting has been monitoring water quality and ecological indicators in the Water reservoirs and the Turitea STream upstream and dowsntream of teh dams. The monitoring and reporting has involved:
  • Water quality sampling (integrated depth sampler, Van Dorn Sampler)
  • Depth profiling (multiparameter probe)
  • Macroinvertebrate sampling¬†
  • Periphyton monitoring (biomass and visual cover)
  • Aluminium toxicity investigation
  • Deposited sediment monitoring
  • Aerator operational directions
  • Annual reporting