Glossary of Terms
A method of testing by adding a reagent of known strength to a water sample until a specific color change indicates the completion of the reaction.
A measure of the acid-neutralizing capacity of water which indicates its buffering ability, i.e. measure of its resistance to a change in pH. Generally, the higher the total alkalinity, the greater the resistance to pH change.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
The accumulated total of all solids that might be dissolved in water.