Water Quality Pamphlet

Water Quality

pH

pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution

Dissolved Oxygen

Dissolved oxygen refers to microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen that are mixed in water and available to aquatic organisms for respiration.

Turbidity

Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are mostly in invisible to the naked eye.

Temperature

Temperature is the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object

Nitrates

Nitrates are a salt or ester of nitric acid

Bioindicators

Bioindicators are an organism whose status in an ecosystem is analyzed as an indication of the Ecosystems's health