Water quality analysis at selected sampling stations of Pavana River of Pune District, (Maharashtra), India.
Water is one of the most abundant commodities in nature but is also the most misused one. Although, Earth is a blue planet and 4/5th of its surface is covered by water; but important fact from this is about 97% of it is locked in the oceans, which is not suitable for drinking purpose and for direct use for agriculture as well as industrial purposes. Hence, by considering other criteria’s only 0.3% of the world’s water resources that man can tap for domestic, agricultural, and industrial use. The quality of drinking water is a powerful environ-mental detriment of health. Assessment of water quality of drinking water supplies has always been paramount in the field of environmental quality management. Assurance of drinking water safety is a foundation for the prevention and control of water-borne diseases. Pavana river water quality has a special significance since it is the only major source for domestic use for the residents who are staying on the bank of the river. In this work we have estimated the river water quality for drinking purpose. The various parameters for river water quality are analyzed and these are compared to established standards. The obtained results indicate that the quality of water slightly deviate from the potable conditions.
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