Survey reveals high impurities in water supply in Doon
The water supplied in various parts of Dehradun is not safe for drinking according to sample testing conducted by Society of Pollution and Environmental Conservation Scientists (SPECS). The water samples were collected from as many as 125 places, which included door to door collections. The samples were taken to SPECS laboratory and the water quality was assessed as per standard parameters. According to SPECS secretary Brij Mohan Sharma, the most startling revelation during the survey was found in the form of high percentage of carbonate in water in certain localities that has adverse impact on one’s health. The leakage in drinking water pipelines was also a cause of concern and sewer effluents were also reported to be getting mixed with water in certain areas. This leads to high probability of spread of water borne diseases.
The findings also revealed that the water had no total coliform in 15 places including Ashima Vihar, Raipur, Ramnagar, Shivlok Colony, Loharwala, Indiranagar, Balliwala, Panditwari, Dhartawala, Indiranagar, Vasant Vihar, Ballupur, Vasant Vihar. Green Park, Chamanpuri, Jhanda Bazaar, Indira Colony, Rajpur road and Johri. No fecal coliform was found in 15 places including Ashima Vihar, Raipur, Ramnagar, Shivlok Colony, Loharwala, Indiranagar, Balliwala, Panditwari, Dhartawala, Indiranagar, Vasant Vihar, Ballupur, Vasant Vihar, Green Park, Chamanpuri, Jhanda Bazaar, Indira Colony, Rajpur and Johri.
Further, chlorine was found to be highest in 16 places including Jhanda Bazaar, Raipur, Rajpur Road, Johri, Balliwala Chowk, Ashima Vihar, Ramnagar Shivlok Colony, Loharwala, Indiranagar, Panditwari Dhartawala, Indiranagar Vasant Vihar, Ballupur and Green Park Chamanpur. No absorbed chlorine was found in 32 localities while in 36 localities, the absorbed chlorine was found below the norms.
In scores of localities in different parts of the city, total coliform was found to be much higher than the prescribed limits. Similarly, the fecal coliform was also found to be more than prescribed limits in scores of localities in the city and suburbs.
Friday, 17 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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