Clarity: Water Quality Project
Organized by: The Clarity Project
Do you know what’s in your water? It is a question that might not cross your mind very often—if at all. A turn of the faucet handle produces a stream of clear, odorless and flavorless liquid necessary for life. We call it water. In its most perfect state, this is exactly how it is should be. So what is the big deal? It is just water—right? What is there to worry about? For millions of Americans across the U.S., the answer may be a lot.
What about us? At home in the Napa Valley, a picturesque and seemingly perfect environment, water quality might be the last thing on our minds. But do our rolling hills and vineyard-lined valleys keep water risks away? That is the question our group intends to answer as we explore water quality on our campus, in our state and around the country.
Questions Guiding Our Study:
- Is our campus water safe to drink?
- From where does our campus source its water?
- How is our campus water treated?
- What programs are in place to ensure water safety our on campus?
- Sampling of campus water sources
- Research of historical institution water records
- Examination of state and national records
- Aggregation of relevant national news coverage
Contributions exceeding our $200 goal will be donated to the Flint Water Fund.