Assessment of water shed and drinking water quality at surface sources in Gilgit city, Pakistan

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Assessment of water shed and drinking water quality at surface sources in Gilgit city, Pakistan

Yawar Abbas, SalarAli, Nawazish Ali, Maryam Saleem, Syed Ali Haider, Miaoling Yau Gonzalez, Syed Naeem Abbas, Atta Rasool
J. Bio. Env. Sci.7( 6), 54-61, December 2015.
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The results of the water samples were taken from different areas of Gilgit city Pakistan reflected bacteriological contamination could be a health risks to the population of Gilgit even though water filtration plants have been constructed at 9 places. Membrane filtration technique has been used for E.Coli determination by usig del Agua water testing kit. The overall objective of the survey was to check and make an assessment of drinking Water Quality of Gilgit city especially to investigate the bacteriological contamination of piped water supply from main Water Complexes and to identify the sources of contamination and to suggest remedial measures to upgrade the Quality of water to masses.The result shows that the highest number of E.coli were observed in the water samples from community tape (8/100ml).different points of Barmus Water Supply Complex Kashrot, Raja Bazaar and BarmusBala in April, 2008 and were tested for E.coli. The highest number of E.coli was observed in the water samples from House tape (Kashrot) and Market tape (Raja bazaar) (2/100ml) each having low risk while Results of all filtration plants found suitable for drinking with no bacteriological contamination and physical and chemicals tested i.e. pH, colour, odour, temperature and turbidity were within the permitted levels that shows proper filtration minimize the risk. ARCGIS 9.3 software has been used for the preparation OF GIS map of different locations of filtration plants on different locations of Gilgit city.


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