Water Quality Sampling in Billy Barquedier National Park and Surrounding Areas, Belize, C.A.
Keywords:Water Quality, Belize, Nonparametric, Bacteria, Coliform, Gram-Negative, Turbidity, Iron, Potable Water, Correlation, Descriptive Statistics
Looking at the physical, microbial, and chemical makeup of water samples gives a good indication of the drinking quality, which is important as it’s a vital human need. Testing water from Billy Barquedier National Park and the Valley community in the Stann Creek District, Belize, CA. is important to tell whether contamination is taking place from the water source or in the pipe systems. Testing involved taking samples as well as testing in the field with the Pro DSS water quality meter. Lab testing used a colorimeter and autoclave to test the microbial and chemical makeup. It’s important to look to at the connection between the chemical and physical components compared to the microbial components to see connections between harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli and fecal coliforms.
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