Abstract

Monitoring of Drinking Water Quality of Saharsa City (Part II), Bihar, India During One Year (2006-2007)

Author(s): Rajeev Kumar Singh

Saharsa city is a divisional headquarter of Koshi Division. It is situated 95 Km away from the Koshi river, which is called "Bihar Ka Shok" (Sorrow of Bihar). So water pollution has been created due to lack of knowledge, negligence and illiteracy. It is observed that the study of the water quality is of enormous educational value. Hence, it was thought interesting to study the physico-chemical parameters of water. The suitability of water for drinking and other domestic purpose has been studied by collecting samples from hand pumps situated in various zones of Saharsa city, Bihar. The parameters were analyzed and compared with the standards values prescribed by American Public Health Association (APHA), World Health Organization (WHO), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).


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