Journal of Environmental Biology
ISSN: 0254-8704 ; CODEN: JEBIDP
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Abstract - Issue May 2008, 29 (3) Back
Bacterial assessment of ground water : A case study of nanded city
M.P. Chitanand*1, G. Gyananath2 and H.S. Lade2
1Department of Microbiology, N. S. B. College Nanded - 431 601, India
2School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded - 431 606, India
(Received: October 29, 2005; Revised received: July 05, 2006; Accepted: August 12, 2006)
Abstract: Ground water is one of the main source of drinking water in Nanded city. City has witnessed a tremendous increase in population. This has lead to establishment of new colonies. A large section of residents live in the newly established crowded colonies under unhygienic conditions. The public bore wells, located in these areas are the main source of drinking water. The present study was carried out to monitor the suitability of raw ground water for safe drinking purposes and to investigate the status of these sites for bacterial contamination throughout the year. The results of this study revealed significant increase in the concentration of indicator organisms in all the samples during monsoon season. As a result the potability of ground water has become a severe concern in such localities of Nanded.
Key words: Indicator organisms, Water quality, Ground water
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