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University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5

Submitted Jan 26, 2018

High School

Alkalinity Results

Alkalinity Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 9.0 ml / 180 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 6.0 ml / 120 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 9.0 ml / 180 ppm


Alkalinity Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: My sample did not change colour


Alkalinity Sample #5
Alkalinity Low Limit Sample

Result: 1.0 ml / 20 ppm

Ammonia Results

Ammonia Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0.4 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Ammonia Sample #5
Ammonia European Union Limit Sample

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Arsenic Results

Arsenic Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 10 ug/L


Arsenic Sample #5
Arsenic Proposed Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

Result: 0 ug/L

Colour Results

Colour Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

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


Colour Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

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


Colour Sample #3
Regina tap water

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


Colour Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: Darker than the Canadian Guideline (FAIL)
> 50 TCU


Colour Sample #5
Colour Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

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


Colour Sample #6
Deionized water

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


Copper Results

Copper Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Copper Sample #5
Copper Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm

Iron Results

Iron Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

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


Iron Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

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


Iron Sample #3
Regina tap water

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


Iron Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

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


Iron Sample #5
Iron Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

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


Manganese Results

Manganese Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0.2 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 0.4 mg/L/ppm


Manganese Sample #5
Manganese Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

Result: 0.05 mg/L/ppm

Nitrate Results

Nitrate Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 10 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Nitrate Sample #5
Nitrate Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


pH Results

pH Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 7.0 pH


pH Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 9.0 pH


pH Sample #5
pH Buffer 7

Result: 4.0 pH

Sulphate Results

Sulphate Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

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


Sulphate Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

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


Sulphate Sample #3
Regina tap water

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


Sulphate Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: More cloudy than the CGLS cup (FAIL)
> 1000 mg/L


Sulphate Sample #5
Sulphate Canadian Guideline Limit Sample

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


Sulphate Sample #6
Deionized water

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


Total Chlorine Results

Chlorine Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0.1 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm


Chlorine Sample #5
Deionized water

Result: 0.0 mg/L/ppm

Total Hardness Results

Total Hardness Sample #1
Saskatoon tap water

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #2
Saskatoon water filtered by a Brita system

Result: 0 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #3
Regina tap water

Result: 180 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #4
Raw water from Dakota Dunes

Result: 250 mg/L/ppm


Total Hardness Sample #5
Total Hardness Saskatchewan Guideline Limit Sample

Result: 120 mg/L/ppm