A Water Quality Index — Crashing the Psychological Barrier
Use of this somewhat bombastic title stems from our desire to draw critical attention to a process of decision making that in practice has been more of an art than a science. At issue is the long standing need for a uniform method for measuring water quality — a “yardstick” with units that are simple, stable, consistent, and reproducible — and an unambiguous method for communicating this information to everyone concerned.
KeywordsWater Quality Biochemical Oxygen Demand Fecal Coliform Water Quality Index Public Water Supply
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