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Water Quality Toolkit
Good water quality is important to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Water quality is determined by its intended purpose, such as maintaining wildlife habitats or providing a source of human drinking water. The quality is defined
by features such as how the water looks, what chemicals are in the water, and what’s living in the water.
The UC CEC Water Quality Toolkit provides students and community members the tools needed to analyze their local water quality. The toolkit includes a protocol of instructions and devices for measuring pH, which is a sign of how water is chemically changing,
and total dissolved solids (TDS), which is the measure of salt and matter that are dissolved in the water. Protocols are available for both community and classroom use.