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Physico-Chemical, Bacteriological and Pesticide analysis of Tap Water in Millennium City Gurgoan, (Haryana), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1, Dept. of Chemistry, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur Rajasthan, INDIA
  • 2 Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, IIIM, Jammu, INDIA
  • 3

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 1-7, September,22 (2012)

Abstract

Although water is a renewable source, but because of excessive exploitation and contamination, access to safe drinking water has become a major problem for humans. Sewage and industrial wastes are being directly poured into water bodies. These wastes may range from chemicals, organic wastes, nitrates, plastics, metals etc. Biodegradable components of these wastes can result in the spread of many dangerous water borne diseases. The objective of this study was to determine physico-chemical characteristics, bacterial contamination and pesticides in tap water samples collected from various selected sites of Gurgoan city. Tap water samples were assessed for physico-chemical parameters like : pH, Dissolved oxygen (DO), total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness, fluoride (F), nitrate (NOľ3) and sulfate (SOľ2). The water samples were also analyzed for the presence of fecal bacteria namely: Escherichia coli (E.coli), Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and total coliform bacteria present in tap water. Pesticides namely : Chlorobenzilate, Hexachloro-benzene, Benzenether, pp-DDT, op-DDT, pp-DDE, pp-DDD, alpha-HCH, Beta-HCH, Lindane, Vinclozolin, Conumaphos, Malathion, Phosalone, Cyfluthrin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Permethrin, Fenvalerate, Fluvalinate, Cyhalothrin, Carbofurn, Propoxeur, Carbaryl, Cymiazol, Amitraz, Bromprophylate, Chinomethionate were also detected.

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