Water Quality Assessments for 5 Major Drinking Water Bodies for Carcinogenic and E.Coli Contaminants Pollution in Hyderabad

Rafid Ahmed Taha


The pollutants from sewage and industrial discharge besides finding their way to surface water reservoirs and rivers they also percolate into ground to pollute ground water. Pollution of surface waters such as rivers, lakes, ponds, ground waters, sea water are harmful for human and animal health. Pollution of the drinking water is the most worry-some aspect. There are numerous ill effects of pollution, each type of pollutants having different effect, on human and animal health and ecology. Some of the pollutants like arsenic (As), nickel (Ni), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), selenium (Se), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr) specially hexavalent chromium, lead (Pb),vanadium (V), oils and grease, pesticides, etc are very harmful, toxic even in ppb (parts per billion) range. A more serious aspect of water-pollution is that which is caused by human activity, and industrialization. 

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