Water Quality Analysis Of The Potable And Environmental Water

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In this research project I conducted the water quality analysis of both the potable and environmental water at various village sites, and in the New River Lagoon in Belize. The data collected in this project contributed to the data collected over the past decade by previous McMaster fellows and scholars. Moreover, we conveyed the results from this study to the community partners in the villages San Carlos, Rancho Dolores, and with the Programme for Belize—the managing entity of Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (“RBCMA”) which borders the New River Lagoon. In the project we tested for bacterial contaminants, nitrate nitrogen, phosphorous, dissolved oxygen, pH, free chlorine, and ammonia levels.
In this project we continue to analyze new samples and the baseline data for any trends in high or low levels of chemicals, as well as to keep the Belizean community appraised of any hazards or precautions they should be taking for their drinking water. By collaborating with our Belize community partners, we are able to discuss possible solutions as to better techniques for cleaner water or more efficient solutions to using clean safe drinking water.
Water is a necessity, but, when water becomes polluted with chemicals, both inorganic and organic, it makes it difficult to use water for the health benefits and sanitation it is normally used for. Good water quality is especially vital for Belize, as they are largely an agricultural country. The data collected by the McMaster
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