Water Quality

Water quality is the condition of a waterbody (lake, river, stream, groundwater) in relation to human needs or values. The water quality condition is determined by measuring the chemical, physical, and biological make up of the waterbody.

Our daily actions affect water quality even though we may not realize it. Applying fertilizer improperly, irrigating too much, applying pesticides incorrectly, and even littering can negatively impact our water resources.

There are things that you can do to help clean up the water that flows off your land. This web site provides some solutions to reducing water pollution.