Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Supplement Issue, Dec. 2014; Page No.(25-29)

PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF VARIOUS POND WATERS IN AND AROUND DURG DISTRICT OF CHHATTISGARH, INDIA

Anil Patyal, Sanjay Shakya, Vivek Kumar Naik, Prashant Dewangan and Nitin E. Gade

Abstract

The present investigation was conducted to assess the physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters of pond water samples collected from different ponds situated in and around Durg district of Chhattisgarh, India for determining its suitability for drinking purpose. This study was carried out in the months of April – June, 2013. Water samples from ten different ponds were analyzed for Physico-chemical and Bacteriological parameters viz. pH, Temperature, Colour, Odour, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.), Total hardness, Calcium hardness, Chloride content, Nitrite content, Total bacterial count and Total coliform counts. The results suggested that most of the ponds under study were grossly polluted by waste of human and animal origin and found to be unsafe for human use during the scarcity period. The variable results were reported during present study were mainly attributed to locations of ponds and their catchment area and human activities. Conservation of all these water ponds is required to protect them from further pollution.

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