THE STATUS OF WATER QUALITY OF NATURAL SPRINGS FROM MUALTHUAM ‘N’ IN LUNGLEI DISTRICT, MIZORAM, INDIAMALSAWMTLUANGA
Many of the rural areas of Lunglei district depend on the groundwater for their secondary sources of water. The natural perennial springs which are seepages of the groundwater are vital for the inhabitants for domestic consumption, agriculture and other means of livelihood in Mizoram as they are the primary source of water in many areas. With the increase in population and the decline in quantity of the groundwater in recent years, the water that is consumed should be safe, clean, abundant and sufficient to maintain growth and development in the rural areas. Ensuring the quality by assessing the water sources is a must under BIS 10500:2012 standards. In this study, water samples from 11 natural springs from Mualthuam âNâ village from Lunglei district in Mizoram were assessed for their physico-chemical and biological properties to determine their status for human consumption and other activities.