Exercise 4.2: Monitoring Water Quality

1. a) List three ways that human activities could harm water quality.

Then for each one, describe a way to prevent or correct the damage to the water supply.

2. a) List four ways we can test water quality using our technology.

b) List one biological way we can test water quality.

3. What effect can micro-organisms have on the quality of water for human consumption?
4.a) In your community, give one example of a practice that may be harmful to the local water supply.

b) Then give one example of water conservation in your area.