Assessment of physicochemical and bacteriological drinking water quality of different sources of H.D. Kote town, Mysore district.

Roopavathi, C. and Mamatha, S. S. and Raju, N. S. (2016) Assessment of physicochemical and bacteriological drinking water quality of different sources of H.D. Kote town, Mysore district. International Journal of Engineering Research and Application , 6 (7). pp. 45-51. ISSN 2248 - 9622

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Abstract

Water is essential to sustain the life. Water samples have collected from a different urban area of H. D. Kotetown of Mysore district from different sources such as hand pump, public taps,and stored household drinking water. Physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of the water samples were analysed following the standard methods to evaluate the quality of drinking water. All physic -chemical parameters are within the permissible limit to WHO. The microbiological analysis shows that that nearly 53 % of the samples were observed with coliform contamination. The significant difference among water sources regarding total plate count was observed, where stored household water has relatively higher compared to tap and borewell water exceeding the standard limit. Both hand pump and the tap water were not detected with any E. coli contamination whereas80% of the household stored water samples have shown E. coli contamination. The presence of significant counts of coliforms in stored household water indicates post poor sanitation and existence of human activities. Attention should be given to the collection, storage, and management by additional treatment to maintain and prevent excessive microbial growth Keywords:Tap water, hand pumps, E. coli, coliform.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Microbiology
Depositing User: Ms. Manjula p
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2017 05:30
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2017 05:30
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/19280

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