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Assessment of Water Quality for Drinking Purpose in Various Educational Institute of Tamluk, East Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Misha Roy, Farzana Shamim


The study is conducted to assess the quality of drinking water in educational institutes situated at Tamluk, East Midnapore, West Bengal, India. The municipally supplied water was found to contain a high amount of fecal coliform (2400/100ml) which indicates the contamination of the water system. The alkalinity values are found to be higher than the permissible limit and overall water is found to be hard. The study revealed that the existing water supply facilities were inadequate and the situation is worse in some institutes. The result suggests that water is not fit for direct drinking and needs proper treatment before use.


Water Quality; Physico chemical Parameters; Institution; Water borne diseases; Water Quality Index; Drinking Water

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