Aquatic macroinvertebrates are important biological indicators of water quality. Unlike other methodologies such as chemical monitoring, which provides the data for a single point in time, the composition of macroinvertebrates in a sample provides a longer-term indicator of the water quality. This can be used to monitor water quality, the effects of outflows (continuous and non-continuous) on water quality and the downstream impacts of a point source pollution event on a river.
This technique can be carried out for rivers, ponds and lakes. The macroinvertebrates can be identified down to the family level by our trained staff in order to determine the water quality of the site.
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