For several years, the LGSC, with the South Nation Conservation Authority, conducted water sampling on several streams, but most specifically on the Chippenhook Creek close to Prescott. This stream empties into the South Nation River. In the past, the Stewardship Council has installed water gauges at several locations, as well as conducted water sampling an testing. The water quality in our lakes and rivers depends on the smaller stream and creeks that feed into them. This is why event the smallest stream is importance to the maintenance of good water quality.
Preliminary evaluation of tests conducted in 2012 and 2013 indicated elevated levels of Phosphate. Continued and specific testing will provide the sources of the phosphates. In 2014, Council members continued monthly water sampling and testing, both as a council group and also in conjunction with a representative from the South Nation Conservation Authority.
In a further effort to increase data results, mechanical testers and monitors were placed in several locations.