Texas Stream Team
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas State University offers the Stream Team Program. Trained volunteers help monitor area waterways for contaminants and water quality. Texas Stream Team has trained over 11,000 citizen scientists to monitor water and environmental quality across Texas and you can help do the same for Bachman Lake. Volunteers involved with Texas Stream Team are trained and certified to conduct various water quality measurements using a standardized monitoring kit. Volunteers measure both physical and chemical parameters of the water, including pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity (an indirect measurement of total dissolved solids), water clarity, temperature, presence of aquatic life, and other field observations. A three-part training and orientation program is all it takes to get started!