Assessment of physicochemical and bacteriological drinking waterquality of different sources of H.D. Kotetown, Mysore District.

Roopavathi, C. and Mamatha, S. S. and Raju, N. S. (2016) Assessment of physicochemical and bacteriological drinking waterquality of different sources of H.D. Kotetown, Mysore District. International Journal of Engineering Research and Application, 6 (7 (P4)). 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. Kotetownof Mysore district from different sourcessuch as hand pump, public taps,and stored householddrinking water. Physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of the water samples were analysed followingthe standard methods to evaluatethe quality of drinking water. All physic-chemical parameters are within the permissible limit to WHO. The microbiologicalanalysis shows that that t nearly 53 % of the samples were observedwith 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 handpump and the tap water were not detectedwith any E. colicontamination whereas80% of thehousehold stored water samples have shown E. colicontamination. 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 growthKeywords:Tap water, hand pumps, E. coli, coliform.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Microbiology
Divisions: Department of > Microbiology
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 11:55
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 11:55
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/2335

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