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Assessment of Quality of Drinking Water at Srikurmam in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 12 Department of Chemistry, G M R Institute of Technology, Rajam- 532 127, AP, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Engineering Chemistry, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA
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  • 4

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 13-20, September,22 (2012)


Water plays an important role in domestic and industrial usage. The quality of drinking water is a powerful environmental determinant 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. The suitability of drinking water has many requisite potable conditions. Groundwater quality of Srikurmam has a special significance and needs greater attention of all concerned since it is the only major source for domestic consumption. In this work we have estimated the ground water quality for drinking purpose at Srikurmam in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The various parameters for quality of underground water in Srikurmam are analyzed and these are compared to established standards. The obtained results indicate that the quality of water slightly deviate from the potable conditions. The analysis showed that water is not well within the parameters of potable use.


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