Water quality is defined as the chemical, physical, and biological content of water. These parameters can easily change by nature’s own patterns (e.g weather, seasons, geography and wildlife). Water quality can also be affected by pollution that might come from different sources such as wastewater treatment plants, industries, transportation, residential developments, poor agricultural management, poor forestry management and poor land management practices.
The association pays close attention to freshwater quality by monitoring and testing regularly during the summer. We try to assess any threats to freshwater quality and ecosystems. By conducting regular, systematic measurements of the physical, chemical and biological conditions of the freshwater we are able to:
- Measure the natural changes and conditions of water quality
- Determine changes over time of water contaminants and/or threats