Study of microbial contents in different types of potable Water from different area of Ghaziabad

  • Mohit Sharma
Keywords: Water Analysis, Microbe, Hygiene, Pathogen, E.Coli.


In Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, groundwater is one of the substantial resources that need great concern as it is consumed by all the sectors of domestic, irrigation and industrial purposes. The present study examined the groundwater quality of the district on the basis of land use types. A total number of 6 sites were identified in the district from residential, industrial and agricultural areas during pre-monsoon (May 2017) season. It shows that, even the source is not protected; water is not contaminated all the time with faecal pathogens at source. Mostly, water has become contaminated at household because of the poor hygiene practice. The faecal pathogens pathway for water contamination is highly susceptible. Water treatment system is necessary to provide potable water for the community. Together with the water quality improvement, personal hygiene enhancement is also mandatory.  The community of Chotidanda is not aware of the links between hand hygiene and water quality. Even though people do not take any action to improve the water quality in household level they are positive about protecting the water source and for water quality improvement system in community level.


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How to Cite
Sharma, M. “Study of Microbial Contents in Different Types of Potable Water from Different Area of Ghaziabad”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3, no. 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 26-31, doi:10.22270/ijist.v3i4.20.
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