WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS OF A COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY IN KUTTANAD
Ann Susan Mathew
Research Associate, International Centre for Technological Innovations, Alappuzha, Kerala
Waterborne diseases are a norm in the low-lying Kuttanad area led to the exploration of a community wherein a single borewell was shared by households of 72. Freshwater lakes and rivers exposed to contamination made groundwater their safest reliability. Water samples from the borewell were examined for water quality tests and evaluated under the Kerala Water Authority (KWA). The results confirmed the presence of E. coli and coliform. In addition, alkalinity, turbidity, and total dissolved solids were found to be above the desired limit. Primarily, the water is alkaline that has a higher amount of total dissolved solids such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. The presence of E. coli indicates faecal contamination, making it unpotable.
Keywords: Water-borne diseases, Groundwater, Water quality analysis, Kuttanad, Community water supply
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Economic Research (ARER)
Published on : 2022-12-03