Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Water Quality

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“Water quality” describes the potential utility of water in fulfilling certain functions such as irrigation, recreational use, human consumption, and ecological function.  Water quality is quantified relative to the context of use, and includes chemical, biological, and physical properties (such as nutrients, coliforms, and temperature). [View Web links related to water quality.]

The links below connect to pages with specific information on each topic.

Water Quality pages

Land Use Practices

Erosion Control

Stormwater Management Practices

Animal Waste and Nutrient Management

Soil and Water Testing

Storage, Handling, and Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Drinking Water:  Sanitation, Scarcity, and Wells

Septic Systems/Wastewater 

Water Quality for Irrigation and the Green Industry/Nurseries Extension fact sheets

Related Resources

our Water Quality Labs page

Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Supplemental Report: Water Quality Issues & Recommendations

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