In order to monitor with Water Reporter you need, at minimum, access to a computer or smart mobile device, and a unique log-in to the system. Follow these steps to get started.
1. DOWNLOAD AND OPEN APP
A Water Reporter account is required in order to participate in any Water Reporter supported monitoring programs.
Upon opening the app, you’ll arrive on the sign in page. Since you don’t yet have an account,
2. CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
click the “Sign up for Water Reporter” below the Log In button.
All fields are required in order to create your account. If you do not want to use your real name, please enter an alias. Your account will be associated with your email address.
Click Sign Up.
3. JOIN GROUPS
Search for the organization that you will be submitting information to. Only groups that you join will appear for selection on any posts that you submit.
To join a group, tap the green circle. The circle will fill, indicating that you have joined that group.
Click the check mark after you have selected your groups.
NOTE: You can leave groups at any time from your profile page and the group’s feed. You can join more groups by searching for their feed and selecting ‘follow’.
4. FOLLOW PEOPLE
Each account has an individualized global view of posts. When you follow people their posts will appear in your global feed. You can also skip this step by tapping the instruction to do so. Tap the check mark to save your settings.
5. SET UP YOUR PROFILE AND NOTIFICATIONS
Tap the hamburger menu in the upper left hand corner. Select Edit Profile.
Complete your Profile
You can add a simple biography and change your profile photo. We encourage you to personalize your account so that you can fully embrace the community aspect of Water Reporter.
Water Reporter will send your notifications whenever someone likes or comment on your posts.