International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 890-898 <<Previous    Next>>

Assessment of potability of different water sources at Bhopal city

Author Information:

Jyoti Jotwani1*, Bharti Jain2 and Suman Malik1
1 - Department of Chemistry, Sadhu Vaswani College, Bairagarh, Bhopal, M.P.
2 - Department of Chemistry, Sarojni Naidu PG Girls College, Bhopal, M.P.

ABSTRACT

Availability of safe and wholesome drinking water for all is one of the most significant challenges faced by the municipal authorities worldwide. Human settlements are urbanizing at a brisk pace and the availability of water for the masses bearing the desired water quality is becoming increasingly rare. The situation is more serious in developing nations where the population is very large and the water demand in the cities is always on a constant rise. India is a nation of vast resources and supports a huge population. The water supply in Indian cities has always been a problem with ever rising demands and shrinking availability. Due to the deficit in the water demand and supply, the quality of water being supplied if often neglected.  Therefore, keeping a close vigil on the water quality of the water being supplied is essential to ascertain potability. Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh depends on lentic water sources to cater its needs of potable water. Apart from the surface water sources a significant portion of the population also depends upon the groundwater for its potable water. The present paper deals with the assessment of water supply from different sources in Bhopal city.

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2014040404527

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