Analysis of water quality parameters at different locations of Nawabshah city, Pakistan
Faheem Akhter Shaikh, Aamir Ali, Abdul Haseeb
Water is essential to life. Our earth is covered with 71 percent of water, of which the oceans cover 96.5 percent. To meet their needs for survival, living organisms including human beings depend on each other and on environment or habitat and water is a pivotal part of it. Human beings are completely dependent on water for their survival whereas the water with good quality and standard limits of impurities has a significant impact on maintaining overall good human health. On the other hand, contaminated water with high impurities than the standard limits has an adversarial impact on health. For example, the excessive dose of sodium intake can cause severe health conditions like nausea, dehydration, vomiting, gastrointestinal infection and even neurological damage. The present study comprises of different water quality parameters analyzed at different locations of Nawabshah City, Pakistan. Samples included drinking water as well as tap water. Total of 18 samples were collected from 6 different locations of Nawabshah City. The analyzed parameters were Turbidity, Dissolved Oxygen, Magnesium Ions, Calcium Ions, Chloride and Sodium. World Health Organization (WHO) standards were compared with and followed in the present study. Only the Dissolved Oxygen appeared out to be within the permissible limits whereas all other parameters showed a few results exceeding the standard limits at some locations.