Title

Does Water Quality in South Carolina High Schools Pass EPA Standards?

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to test the water quality of High Schools in District 5 (Chapin, Irmo, Springhill, CATE, Dutchfork). It is recommended that the average person drinks between 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water a day. With a regular school day being 7 hours long, it is almost impossible to not use school water fountains. Bad test results will indicate that change may be needed to plumbing, water sources, or water fountains. The main purpose and motivation for this project is to protect the health of students and to ensure the safety of clean drinking water. Each water sample will be tested on 5 different metrics: nitrate, pH, temperature, lead, conductivity, and TDS. The tests are significant and unique, because the tests will be done at multiple water fountains and at different times of the week. The results will indicate if water quality is impacted by old water fountains, and will help to further understand if the water quality is at a safe level. This project is very important, because compromising water quality in schools can impact the health of thousands of people, including students and teachers.

Location

HSS 215

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:15 AM

Does Water Quality in South Carolina High Schools Pass EPA Standards?

HSS 215

The purpose of this project is to test the water quality of High Schools in District 5 (Chapin, Irmo, Springhill, CATE, Dutchfork). It is recommended that the average person drinks between 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water a day. With a regular school day being 7 hours long, it is almost impossible to not use school water fountains. Bad test results will indicate that change may be needed to plumbing, water sources, or water fountains. The main purpose and motivation for this project is to protect the health of students and to ensure the safety of clean drinking water. Each water sample will be tested on 5 different metrics: nitrate, pH, temperature, lead, conductivity, and TDS. The tests are significant and unique, because the tests will be done at multiple water fountains and at different times of the week. The results will indicate if water quality is impacted by old water fountains, and will help to further understand if the water quality is at a safe level. This project is very important, because compromising water quality in schools can impact the health of thousands of people, including students and teachers.