Water Quality

Child wearing large black inner tube and red lifejacket walks out of the shallow water onto the beach. Large swimming crowd in background.
Clean water is a must for swimming
Humans depend on clean fresh water for many purposes. Clean water is needed for drinking, irrigating crops, industry, wildlife, and recreational uses such as swimming, boating, and fishing. While water is the most abundant feature on the surface of the earth, the amount of useable fresh water is limited. Having good water quality is vital for human life and the health of the environment. Water quality is defined as the chemical, physical, and biological make-up of water. It is influenced by many factors including the surrounding environment, weather and climate, and almost all human uses. It is important to monitor and study water quality so that we can detect and prevent contamination in order to have a clean useable supply of freshwater into the future.

Last updated: May 29, 2015

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PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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