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Cobourg Collegiate Institute

Cobourg, Ontario K9A 1M2

Submitted May 29, 2018

High School

Alkalinity Results

Alkalinity Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 1.5 ml / 30 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 1.5 ml / 30 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 12.5 ml / 250 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 12.5 ml / 250 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: 2.5 ml / 50 ppm

Ammonia Results

Ammonia Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 1.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 1.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Arsenic Results

Arsenic Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 30 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: 5 ug/L

Colour Results

Colour Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Copper Results

Copper Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm

Iron Results

Iron Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0.7 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: Lighter than the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0.2 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Results

Manganese Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 2 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm

Nitrate Results

Nitrate Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


pH Results

pH Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 8.0 pH


pH Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 8.0 pH

Sulphate Results

Sulphate Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: Less cloudy than the CGLS cup (PASS)
0 mg/L


Sulphate Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: More cloudy than the CGLS cup (FAIL)
0 mg/L


Sulphate Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: Less cloudy than the CGLS cup (PASS)
0 mg/L


Sulphate Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: Less cloudy than the CGLS cup (PASS)
0 mg/L


Sulphate Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: Equal in cloudiness to the CGLS cup (PASS)
0 mg/L


Total Chlorine Results

Chlorine Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 0.5 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 0.5 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 0.8 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm

Total Hardness Results

Total Hardness Sample #1
Urban Treated (Peterborough)

Result: 120 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #2
Cobourg Treated (CCI)

Result: 120 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #3
Rural Treated (Teacher's well water)

Result: 250 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #4
Raw Rural Untreated (Pond water)

Result: 250 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #5
Deionized Water received with kit

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm