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Horton High School

Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R2

Submitted Apr 5, 2018

High School

Alkalinity Results

Alkalinity Sample #1
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 11.0 ml / 220 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #2
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 12.0 ml / 240 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #3
Port Williams town water

Result: 7.0 ml / 140 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 8.0 ml / 160 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 9.5 ml / 190 ppm

Ammonia Results

Ammonia Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 0.3 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Arsenic Results

Colour Results

Colour Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Colour Sample #4
New Minas town water

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


Colour Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 TCU


Copper Results

Copper Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 0.5 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 0.05 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0.05 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm

Iron Results

Iron Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: Darker than the Canadian Guideline (FAIL)
3.5 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Iron Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: The same as the Canadian Guideline (PASS)
0 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Results

Manganese Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: <0.02 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0.04 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0.05 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 0.4 mg/L/ppm

Nitrate Results

Nitrate Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 10 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


pH Results

pH Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 6.0 pH


pH Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 7.0 pH

Sulphate Results

Sulphate Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

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


Sulphate Sample #2
Port Williams town water

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


Sulphate Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

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


Sulphate Sample #4
New Minas town water

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


Sulphate Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

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


Total Chlorine Results

Chlorine Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 3.5 mg/L/ppm

Total Hardness Results

Total Hardness Sample #1
White Rock, Kings County well water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #2
Port Williams town water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #3
Gaspereau Kings County well water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #4
New Minas town water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #5
Kentville Town Water

Result: 120 mg/L/ppm