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Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Analysis of Underground Water in and Around Gwalior City, MP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of life sciences, ITM University Gwalior, MP, INDIA
  • 2 Centre for Biotechnology, MD University, Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA
  • 3 College of life sciences (CHRI), Gwalior, MP, INDIA
  • 4 Department of P.G. Studies and Research Chemistry, Govt. S.L.P. College, Gwalior, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (6), Pages 62-65, June,2 (2012)

Abstract

In the present study, physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of the drinking water, were determined in July 2009 from different location in Gwalior region, M.P., India. Total 16 water samples were collected from different locations in and around Gwalior city. Electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, total aerobic microbial count and most probable number were maximum in S-3 sample. pH, hardness and DO were observed higher in S-6, S-8, S-10 samples. Enteric pathogen E. coli and Enterobacter were found in samples viz S-5, S-11 and S 1-4, S-10, S-12-13 respectively. No coliforms were observed in samples S-6-9 and S-14-16. The physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of different water samples showed that maximum samples were not suitable for drinking purpose.

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