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DIVINE SPRINGS

Organization:
Student(s):Marija Lalović, Nina Negovanović, Petra Santro
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:
Contributors:Labin–Rabac Tourist Board “Zdravi grad Labin” Association “Alfa Albona” Association Water supply company “Vodovod Labin” Karmen Diminić Milevoj
Date Submitted: 03/02/2020
DIVINE SPRINGS

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Water is the source of life, and the springs were once the source of life for the people in Labin. Therefore, we decided to follow the path of Divine Springs. We collected data to map the locality of the springs, determine the type of cover that surrounds them, and determine if spring water meets the basic drinking water quality parameters to answer our research question: Can water from Divine Springs be used for drinking? Our map shows that the springs are distributed along the entire path, and by determining the coordinates we enabled the Labin City Tourist Board to mark these locations in their promotional materials.
The cover along the path belongs to the sub-Mediterranean vegetation type, characteristic of the cooler and more humid Mediterranean climate.
Physical-chemical indicators of spring water are within the legal norms; and although the microbiological indicators are slightly higher than those prescribed by the standards, which is expected for natural springs, they are still within the limits that allow the use of spring water for drinking without endangering human health.
We can conclude that water from the divine springs can be used for drinking without fear of endangering your health.