Water Quality Interpretation Tool

Results

USU Water Quality Interpretation Tool

Welcome to the Utah State University water quality interpretation toolkit. This tool has been created to help you evaluate the water quality of your drinking water, irrigation water, livestock water, and environmental water.

Please click on the type of water you have sampled and would like to evaluate.

Water will be used for....
Drinking Water Irrigation Water Livestock Water Aquatic life or recreation
 
Bacteria

E. Coli
Fecal Coliforms
Total Coliforms


Inorganics and Physical Properties

Alkalinity as CaCO3
Aluminum (Al)
Ammonia
Ammonium (NH4)
Antimony (Sb)
Arsenic (As)
Barium (Ba)
Beryllium (Be)
Bicarbonate
Boron (B) (30 day)
Cadmium (Cd)
Calcium (Ca)
Carbonate (CO3)
Chloride (Cl)
Chlorine
Chromium (Cr)
Cobalt (Co)
Copper (Cu)
Cyanide (CN) (free)
Dissolved Oxygen
Electrical Conductivity (EC)
Fluoride (F)
Hardness
Hydrogen Sulfide
Iron (Fe)
Lead (Pb)
Lithium (Li)
Magnesium (Mg)
Manganese (Mn)
Mercury (Hg)
Molybdenum (Mo)
Nickel (Ni)
Nitrate (NO3-N)
Nitrate + Nitrite (Total)
Nitrite (NO2-N)
pH
Phosphorus, total as P
Potassium (K)
Radon (Rn)
SAR
Selenium (Se)
Silver (Ag)
Sodium (Na)
Sulfate (SO4)
Temperature maximum
Thallium (Tl)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Total Suspended Solids
Turbidity Increase
Vanadium (V)
Zinc (Zn)


Other Parameters

Asbestos
BOD
Chlorophenol
Foaming Agents
Gross Alpha
Gross Beta
Phenol
Radium
Strontium
Tritium


Pesticides and Volatile Organic Contaminants

1,1,1-Trichloroethane
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
1,1-Dichloroethylene
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
2,4 D
2,4,5 TP
Alachlor
Aldicarb
Aldicarb sulfone
Aldicarb sulfoxide
Aldrin
Atrazine
Benzene
Benzo (a) pyrene
Carbofuran
Carbon tetrachloride
Chlordane
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
Dalapon
DDT and Metabolites
Di (2-ethylhexyl) adipate
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
Dibromochloropropane
Dichloromethane
Dieldrin
Dinoseb
Endosulfan
Endrin
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene dibromide
Guthion
Heptachlor
Heptachlor epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorocyclohexane
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Lindane
Methoxychlor
Mirex
Monochlorobenzene
o-dichlorobenzene
Oxamyl
Parathion
PCB's
p-dichlorobenzene
Pentachlorophenol
Picloram
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Simazine
Styrene
Tetrachloroethylene
Toluene
Toxaphene
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
Trichloroethane
Vinyl chloride
Xylenes (total)


Water will be used for....
Drinking Water Irrigation Water Livestock Water Aquatic life or recreation
 
To select an appropriate analytical lab for water testing, please go to Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet (0.520) Selecting an Analytical Laboratory.
References:
USU Extension Water Quality Home Page
Questions or Problems?