Okay, and here is a little more info. I am writing a bit to stick on my baord, because there is some empty space, and I'm saying why water testing is important. Tell me is this accurate:
Let’s say there’s a river that flows east to west. It comes from a lake, and goes through a city. Along the river, there are fields fertilized with cow manure to the east; there is a paper mill, past the city. In the city, water is taken from the river and lightly treated with chlorine. However, there is runoff from the fields, making the water unclean. The water treatment plant tests the water often and noticed high turbidity and pH levels during their most recent test. If they hadn’t tested, they wouldn’t have noticed the issues with the water and been able to fix them. People would have gotten ill, and maybe died. This is why water testing is important.
Is everything in that paragraph accurate and reasonable? Please tell me what I have to fix, fast because the project is due tomorrow.
Eh, kind of, it's skewed. The main issues are the wastewater treatment and dilution (PEOPLE poop!) in the city upstream to your city, and ANY farm runoff fertilizer making algae grow in the water. Farming manure is aged so much there's no bacteria left. Chemical dumping is already regulated pretty well.