Good water quality is important for humans, animals and the environment. Water quality describes the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and to any human need. It makes for a larger variety in flora and fauna. Water quality is measured by several factors. One of those factors is the concentration of dissolved oxygen. Also bacteria levels, the amount of salt or the amount of material suspended in the water determines the water quality.
No one wants to live near polluted, fetid water in ponds or canals. Water quality is affected by a wide range of natural and human influences. The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened because of pollution. Poor water quality can pose a health risk for people. Poor water quality can also pose a health risk for ecosystems. Water pollution encompasses all human or natural activities that negatively affect the quality of surface water or groundwater.
Industrial and commercial activities are a major cause of water pollution as are runoff from agricultural areas, urban runoff and discharge of treated and untreated sewage. Water pollution can have different causes as:
Water quality testing is an important part of environmental monitoring. To know if the water quality meets the standards, the quality must be checked regularly. Sensileau offers you a comprehensive overview of more than 10.000 water quality sensors by 300 manufacturers, measuring 75 different water quality parameters. It will help you to quickly find your way in the water sensor market.