Drinking water quality index of Avashi village of Lote Parshuram Industrial Area (LPIA) of (MS) India
Authors: Nilesh Rokade, Sagar Sankpal and Pratap Naikwade
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The present investigation was carried out to assess drinking water quality of Avashi village of Lote Parshuram Industrial Area (LPIA) of Maharashtra. Water samples were collected from six selected sampling stations for the pre monsoon and post monsoon period during August 2012 to January, 2013. The Physico-chemical parameters like Temperature, Odour, Taste, pH, Conductivity, BOD, COD, DO, Total Hardness, Total Acidity, Total Alkalinity, TDS, Chloride, Turbidity etc. and some heavy metals like Copper, Mercury, Chromium, Zinc, Cadmium along with Biological parameter like Most Probable Number (MPN) was also analyzed respectively. The Standard procedures (APHA, 1995 and Trivedi and Goel, 1986) are used in this study. To assess the quality of water each parameter was compared with the desirable limit of that parameter in drinking water as prescribed as Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It was found that water quality in Awashi village of 6 different locations was very severely polluted specially with heavy metal contamination.