Water Quality Background Resources
Links to general Water Quality background articles and other resources for teachers and students:
- Do you know the story of drinking water?: An interactive activity providing background knowledge on drinking water, types of water, and water treatment.
- Water Pollution Guide: An interactive guide to the causes, effects, and treatments of water pollution.
- Majority of waters don’t meet state standards: A 2014 article from the Carteret County News-Times about shellfishing water requirements and sources of pollution in the waters of Carteret County.
- How wastewater treatment works… The basics: The EPA explains how wastewater is cleaned.
- Water quality indicators: Key terms and definitions about measures used to indicate water quality.
- Understanding the role of oxygen in our lakes and ponds: An article providing background on the concept of dissolved oxygen, an important measure of water quality.
- How a floating wetland island is protecting water quality at Antietam Lake Park: An article about an innovative solution to improve water quality.
- Eastern Oyster Fact Sheet: Background on oysters, an important natural filter for water quality.