Drinking and tap water quality analysis for human consumption: (A case study of Nawabshah city, Pakistan)
Faheem Akhter Shaikh, Aamir Ali, Abdul Haseeb
The quality of water is of the utmost importance and vital concern for the human beings since it has a direct link with the human health and welfare. If the drinking water or tap water gets contaminated, it can result in severe health problems. For example, if the drinking water contains over the limit amount of fluoride then it can lead to bone deterioration and other bone related problems. The purpose of the present study was to carry out quality analysis of drinking and tap water in Nawabshah City. The analyzed parameters were pH, TDS, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness and Electrical Conductivity. World Health Organization (WHO) standards were followed in the present study. Total of 18 drinking water and tap water samples were collected from 6 different locations in Nawabshah city. The parameters that appeared to be within the limits are PH and total alkalinity whereas TDS, total hardness, calcium hardness and electrical conductivity crossed W H O standard limits at some locations.