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What is Stormwater and Why Is It Important?

Stormwater is any kind of water that comes from ice or snow melt as well as standard precipitation. This water will either remain on impervious surfaces like rooftops and pavement or soak into the exposed soil beneath. While it's possible for stormwater to evaporate on an impervious surface, it typically flows down to some other [...]

2020-02-18T10:23:21-08:00By |Environmental|

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

Chlorine is a standard chemical element that's oftentimes used to provide people all over the world with clean drinking water. The reason that chlorine is highly effective and important for water quality monitoring is because it's able to kill bacteria via a chemical reaction. Whether you're treating your swimming pool or work in a water [...]

2020-02-13T15:12:14-08:00By |Environmental|

Water Quality Association: Programs, Resources, and Services

The quality of water is important in any environment because animals and humans require water to live while plants and trees require it to grow. Clean and pure water is essential if you want to properly maintain your health and well-being. Water is also used for cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, and bathing. Without clean water, [...]

2020-02-05T18:14:17-08:00By |Environmental|

Water Quality After Hurricane Harvey: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rain and destructive flooding to the Houston, Texas area over the weekend and into Monday, causing many to wonder what the implications will be for water quality. Some feared that the drinking water supply would be contaminated, as water treatment facilities struggled to keep up with the deluge. Here is how [...]

2018-01-09T11:39:39-08:00By |Environmental|

How to Prevent Pollution Through Stormwater Monitoring

Environmental Impact of Stormwater Monitoring Stormwater runoff from industrial facilities can pose a threat to the environment, as precipitation may pick up pollutants and wash them into local water systems. The results can be devastating: habitat degradation, siltation of rivers and depletion of fish populations can all occur. Because of these risks, stormwater runoff [...]