Water Care — Junior Apprentice


Welcome to the Water Care Badge!

This badge ensures that you have a basic understanding of how maintain a clean, healthy water system.

This badge requires that you have a base of knowledge about aquaponics and have already maintained an aquaponics system successfully. Before beginning the Water Care Badge, we recommend that you complete the following Skills Badges:

The Water Care Badge requires that you interact with an existing aquaponics system. You can use an existing system, or you can complete the System Design and System Build Badges to create your own system.

Begin learning about Water Care by completing the Activities below. Earning this badge should take about 2 hours of learning and 6 weeks of measurement and maintenance.


Learning Objectives

After earning this badge you will be able to:

  • Trace and calculate the flow of water through your system
  • Demonstrate correct water quality testing procedures for temperature, pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and DO
  • Collect water quality data in an organized manner
  • Implement a maintenance plan
Badge Outline ↕

In order to earn this badge, you must complete these Activities:

Fill with Water, Check for Leaks, Set Flow Rate


Testing your Water Quality


Water Maintainenance


Water Care Self Assessment