Quality And Risk Assessment Of Drinking Water Of Gwalior City, India

Abstract:

The present study was designed to assess the quality of potable water supplied by municipal cooperation of Gwalior to the different human settlement areas like Hazira, Gole ka Mandir, Gorkhi, Darpan colony, Phoolbagh and Govindpuri of Gwalior city, Madhya Pradesh, India. All the samples were analyzed for various physico-chemical parameters like Hardness, Alkalinity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), chloride, Nitrate, Sulphite, Electrical conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and heavy metal like Chromium, Iron, Lead Fluoride and Cadmium by following the standard methods of APHA. The results of present study revealed that all the parameters analysed are higher from the standard given by USEPA, WHO and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). The higher concentration of heavy metals in samples can cause different health issues to the population exposed. 

Keywords: Water quality, standards, APHA.

Nimisha Jadon, Harendra K. Sharma, Swapnil Rai , Annu Pandey

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