Physiochemical and Microbiological Analysis of Drinking Water in Chattogram City, Bangladesh

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Kanij Fatema Nishan
Nilufa Yeasmin
Urmi Rani Devi
Sumiya Akter
Md. Abu Bakar
Md. Mozibul Haque

Abstract

Chattogram is the second most populated city in Bangladesh. This port city faces a serious threat mainly due to the lack of safe drinking water. This study was conducted for determining drinking water quality of groundwater sources in Chattogram city. The study was performed in the BCSIR laboratory, Chattogram. It was carried out for a period of six months from 1st July, 2018 to 31th December, 2018. Total six water samples were collected from three different locations (Baluchora, C&B colony and Khulshi area). Each sampling location consists of two separate sampling points. Physicochemical parameters of the collected samples like Temperature, pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total dissolved solid (TDS), Hardness, Turbidity and concentration of Cl, As, Mn, Fe, Pb, Cr and Cd were examined. Microbial parameters like Total Coliform (TC) were also measured. All the analyzed parameters compared with BSTI and WHO drinking water quality standards to understand the overall ground water quality status of the study area. The results reveal that water samples in almost all locations were contaminated with microbial contamination and that the range of physico-chemical parameters was not adequate for consumption. Preliminary treatments like boiling, filtering etc are required before using groundwater for drinking and the necessary measures must be taken for a safe alternative source of drinking water.

Keywords:
Water quality, physicochemical, microbiological, safe drinking water, public health.

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Nishan, K. F., Yeasmin, N., Devi, U. R., Akter, S., Bakar, M. A., & Haque, M. M. (2020). Physiochemical and Microbiological Analysis of Drinking Water in Chattogram City, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 12(2), 42-50. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2020/v12i230286
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