Water Quality Parameters & Indicators, Waterwatch
Water quality determines the ‘goodness’ of water for particular purposes. Water quality tests will give information about the health of the waterway. By testing water over a period of time, the changes in the quality of the water can be seen.
Parameters that may be tested include temperature, ph, turbidity, salinity, nitrates and phosphates. An assessment of the aquatic macroinvertebrates can also provide an indication of water quality.