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Quality Assessment of Drinking Water

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A waterborne disease outbreak is an incident in which two or more epidemiologically linked persons experience a similar illness caused by pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted through contaminated water consumption. In all one of the major concern is detection of Coli forms on drinking water which comprises as a significant hygiene indication. Present study deals with the quality assessment of drinking water including microbiological analysis, sensory evaluation on Sanjo College of Pharmaceutical Studies (SCOPS) and awareness on waterborne disease outbreak and its preventive approach. Bacteriological analysis of water involves direct sample inoculation against microbiological parameters including total plate count, total coliforms, Yeast and mold and a basic sensory evaluation. On laboratory investigations of quality assessment of drinking water, enumerated result was found to be 12 cfu/ml of cool water,3 cfu/ml of normal water and 1 cfu/ml of hot water respectively versus TPC parameter; however, Coliform and yeast mold count were found to be absent/ml for all three samples. Hence the result reveals that microbial counts of drinking water assessment have been fulfilled standard specifications of Indian standard, is an understanding of the perceptions that a higher quality and safe drinking water system maintains on SCOPS. Summarizing this study, influence of safe surroundings of drinking water unit is an emphasizing factor on assurance of drinking water quality.

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