Basic users can join groups at the time of registration via the mobile app or on Once you've created your account you can manage your groups via your profile settings on your app. 

Join Groups on Mobile

During sign-up

The easiest way to join a group is to "join" during the sign up process. The system walks you through creating your personal profile and then asks you to join a group. You can search for a specific group or scroll through the list. Press "Join" to add yourself to a group. 

TIP: If you are on an Android device, only the first 100 groups appear in the group list during the on-boarding process. You can use the search feature after the setup to search for and join groups from their main page.

To manage your group affiliations after completing the sign up process on the mobile app, walk through the following steps:

1. Navigate to your profile

Locate the profile icon in the bottom right corner of Water Reporter and tap it. This will bring you to your profile page where you can view your reports, actions (if applicable), and groups. Tap on the profile settings gear in the top right corner.

2. Tap manage groups

In the profile settings view, you will see a variety of elements for managing your profile, managing notifications, and managing groups. Tap on manage groups.

3. Search and Join

If you see the group you want to join, click the join button. If you don’t see the group you can search for it. When you tap “join group” a notification will be sent to the group administrators letting you know you have joined. You can leave at anytime and if you don’t see a group you in Water Reporter, send us a note.

4. Success

Nice! You are now affiliated with a new group and it will appear in your profile. You can also share reports with this organization by flipping the group name toggle when sharing a report.

Join Groups on Web

When you create your user account via, you do not have the opportunity to join a group during the on-boarding process. Joining a group after your account is set up is quite simple.

  1. In the search bar, type in the name of the group that you'd like to join, press enter.
  2. Click the "join group" button once on the group's feed page.
  3. Return to your profile and you'll see the group appear under your "Organizations" section.

When you are submitting a new report - remember to select your group so that the post is added to the group's feed and maps. A notification will also be sent to the group's owners that a new post was shared.

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