Field parameter

  • pH

    GENERAL INFORMATION The pH level of your drinking water reflects how acidic it is. pH stands for ñpotential of hydrogen,î referring to the amount of hydrogen found in a substance (in this case, water). pH is measured on a scale that runs from 0 to 14. Seven is neutral, meaning there is a balance between acid and alkalinity. A measurement below 7 means acid is present and a measurement above 7 is basic (or alkaline).
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Specific conductance (also called specific conductivity or just conductivity) is a measure of the ability of water to conduct an electrical current. Specific conductance is an important water-quality measurement because it gives a good idea of the amount of dissolved material in the water. High specific conductance indicates high dissolved-solids concentration; dissolved solids can affect the suitability of water for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the material in water smaller than 2 microns.  It is basicly the sum of all minerals, metals, and salts dissolved in the water and is a good indicator of water quality. HEALTH EFFECTS People unaccustomed to water with high TDS may experience gastrointestinal irritation from drinking the water.  High TDS levels may indicate elevated levels of ions that may pose a health concern, such as arsenic, copper, lead, nitrate and agricultural or industrial chemicals.