Objective: Describe the distribution and characteristics of water in local environments.
Introduction: The quality of our drinking water is tested all over Canada. Each community has a water treatment plant where employers conduct a variety of tests to ensure that our drinking water is clear and safe to drink. Contaminated water can pose a number of risks to our health, and it is important we ensure the safety of drinking water and obtain water testing that meets all regulator requirements and quality standards in Canada. One of the tests that are done at local water treatment plant is the pH test. A simple pH test determines the acidity of the water, with the goal of it being as neutral as possible. A neutral pH ensures that the water is safe to travel through pipes and to drink.
Curriculum Connections: Students will identify major factors used in determining if water is potable, and describe and demonstrate tests water quality.