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American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2015, 3(4), 148-154
DOI: 10.12691/ajmr-3-4-5
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Physicochemical and Microbiological Assessment of Drinking Water from Different Sources in Junagadh City, India

V.G. Vyas1, Mohammad M. Hassan2, 3, , S.I. Vindhani1, H.J. Parmar1 and V.M. Bhalani1

1Department of Biotechnology, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh

2Department of Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Minufiya University, Egypt

3Scientific Research Deanship, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Unit, Taif University, KSA

Pub. Date: August 24, 2015

Cite this paper:
V.G. Vyas, Mohammad M. Hassan, S.I. Vindhani, H.J. Parmar and V.M. Bhalani. Physicochemical and Microbiological Assessment of Drinking Water from Different Sources in Junagadh City, India. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2015; 3(4):148-154. doi: 10.12691/ajmr-3-4-5

Abstract

In the present study, physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of the drinking water were determined in November 2014 from different locations in Junagadh region, Gujarat, India. Total 22 water samples were collected from different locations in and around Junagadh city. E.C (Electrical conductivity), TDS (total dissolved solids), Salinity, pH and DO (Dissolve oxygen) were analyzed for different water samples. The results indicated that E.C, TDS and Salinity were highest in W-12. pH, hardness and DO were observed higher in W-5, W-11 and W-6 Samples respectively. Enteric pathogen E. coli was found in samples viz W-22 and Enterobacter was present in the most of water samples. No coliforms were observed in samples number 1, 4, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Total aerobic microbial count was higher in W-10. In conclusions relative to the water adequacy of springs and drills, water tanks and supply network, as well as the possible reasons for water quality problems are presented in the study. Generally, the water quality depends on its chemical and microbiological condition. The water is easily infected during its transportation from the source to the internal water supply network and finally to the consumer. The condition of the water supply networks is a factor which contributes to the water quality.

Keywords:
groundwater water quality coliforms phsico-chemical parameters

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