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Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water.[1] It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and or to any human need or purpose.[2] It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance can be assessed. The most common standards used to assess water quality relate to health of ecosystems, safety of human contact and drinking water.

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Water quality
Definition of "Water quality" by Chat GPT: Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, which determine its suitability for different uses, such as drinking water, irrigation, recreation, and aquatic life support. Factors that affect water quality include natural processes, such as weathering and erosion, as well as human activities, such as agriculture, industry, and urbanization, which can introduce pollutants and contaminants into water bodies. Water quality is an important environmental and public health concern, and it is monitored and regulated by government agencies and organizations around the world.
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