5. Water

Human activity also impacts on waterways. Chemical monitoring and management assists in providing safe water for human use and to protect the habitats of other organisms

  • gather, process and present information on the features of the local town water supply in terms of:
    • catchment area
    • possible sources of contamination in this catchment
    • chemical tests available to determine levels and types of  contaminants
    • physical and chemical processes used to purify water
    • chemical additives in the water  and the reasons for the presence of these additives