Water Quality Issues

Identifying the Symptoms of Unhealthy Water

Do you notice an unpleasant taste or odor emanating from your lake water? How about an excessive or toxic algae growth in your reservoir? Perhaps you’re experiencing periodic fish kills, fluctuating pH levels, or presence of manganese, iron, or hydrogen sulfide in your water body? Whichever the case, it’s probably due to the low dissolved oxygen levels in the water. To help you better understand your predicament, General Environmental Systems has compiled a comprehensive list of common water quality issues and their corresponding symptoms and causes. Read on to learn more.