ACWA is committed to maintaining a comprehensive database of water quality monitoring data. With a baseline set, ongoing water monitoring tracks any changes as management practices evolve across farming operations in the watersheds.

Numerous water quality parameters can be evaluated, including nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, bacteria, dissolved oxygen, temperature and turbidity – all common characteristics used in evaluating the attributes of surface water.

Water sample analyses takes place at the Iowa Soybean Association's accredited water quality laboratory in Ankeny.