Monitoring Water Quality

Part 3. Turbidity Turbidity of water is an optical property that causes light to be scattered and absorbed, rather than transmitted. This is primarily caused by suspended solids. The higher the turbidity, the greater the amount of scattered light. Even a very pure fluid will scatter light to a certain degree; no solution will have…

Monitoring Water Quality

Part 1. Disinfection Properties of water bodies vary based on natural factors such as landscape position and slope, watershed size, geology, and soil composition, as well as man-made pollution. Before a water source can be used for human, animal, or plant consumption, it must be assessed and possibly treated to make sure it is safe…

Measuring Chlorine & Turbidity in Reticultation Systems or for Mains Breaks

  Twenty years ago in July-September 1998, Sydney experienced a Water Quality Crisis involving the suspected contamination by the pathogens, cryptosporidium and giardia in the water supply system. Following the crisis, many stakeholders came together to develop a comprehensive response to minimise the chance of such an event happening again.  Some of the recommendations were…