water quality group 4 - enough to drink. Lots of things can...

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Justification: Why Water Quality Tests are done… 9 key tests to determine water quality: Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Total Solids, Ph Level, Temperature and Flow Rate, Nitrates, Fecal Coliform, biochemical Oxygen Demand, Phosphorous Dissolved Oxygen is the most important because it tests whether or not the water will support plants and animals. A lot of tests are done in order to determine the level of quality that is good for certain things such as a car wash, or good
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Unformatted text preview: enough to drink. Lots of things can contaminate water such as pollution, degradation of soil, human activity, etc that play a key role on the quality of water. They help to identify common problems. Tests are preformed in order to protect wildlife living in that ecosystem, so they can live in or consume the water. Also done to protect human health as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_quality http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/fenlewis/test.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course BIO 1103L taught by Professor Barstow during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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