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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 31) Last page : ( 36)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2019.00008.7

Bacteriological Quality of the Drinking Water and Health Survey in Koyyalagudem mandal of West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ganapati P. Lakshmi1,*, Soujanya K.2, Machiraju P.V.S.3

1Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, pedatadepalli-534102, A.P, India

2Department of Chemistry, CMR College of Engg & Technology, Hyderabad, T.S, India

3Department of Chemistry, Pragati Engineering College, Surampalem-533437, A.P, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.lakshmiganapati@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

Water is a significant natural resource and its quality affects the public health. Diseases caused by contaminated water consumption and poor hygiene practices are the leading causes of death among children worldwide. Keeping in view the present study deals with the characterization of Bacterial species of drinking water supplied from rural water supply schemes located in Koyyalagudem mandal head quarters in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. As a part of research study, a survey on the people's health also been carried out in the study area. An attempt has also been made to correlate the health issues of the people with the analytical data generated in respect of bacterial species identified in the drinking water samples. The Microbial analysis revealed the presence of bacterial species like Enterobacter, Klebsiella and Proteus in water indicating the bacterial contamination of water. The statistical data indicated that majority of children are being experienced by the health problems like diarrhea, fever and typhoid which are water borne diseases and are due to the bacterial contamination of the drinking water. The survey also revealed that people suffering from fever, typhoid, kidney stones and Joint pains. Proper disinfection and sterilization methods are to be applied for removing bacterial contamination before use of these waters for drinking and domestic purposes and to protect the health of the public residing in the rural areas.

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Keywords

Water quality, Bacterial contamination, MPN count, Enterobacter Spp, diarrhea.

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