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Assessment of Water Quality Status of Guruvayur Municipality

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Abstract: Groundwater is an essential and vital component of our life supportsystem. The deterioration in the groundwater quality due to geogenic andanthropogenic activities has drawn great attention as it is the major alternatesource of domestic and drinking water supply. Groundwater and surface watersamples collected from various locations in Guruvayur were analysed forselected physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters by adopting APHAstandard methods. The results of the analysis indicated the chemical andbacteriological contamination due to the disposal of solid, organic and septicwastes in the surface water samples of Chakkamkandam, Palayur and Edappallywhich are the various locations in Gurauvayur. Also the groundwater samples ofGuruvayur were contaminated. The study revealed that, the water samplesexamined were found to be above the permissible limits of Bureau of IndianStandards (BIS). The sewage inlets that open directly to the water body are themajor source of pollutants. The monitoring of various water bodies indicatesthe importance of taking appropriate measures to treat the water resourcesbefore either discharged to wetlands or consumed by human beings. It is alsorecommended to continue the monitoring periodically to assess the pollutionstatus of the area.

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