Clean Drinking Water: Issues

Citizen concerns on the subject of clean drinking water and lack of adherence to standards are being raised lately in different circles and has been brought to our attention.

With this post, we would like to seek your inputs on the various issues you observe in regards to drinking water in your area.

The various parameters to test water quality include color, odour, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, alkalinity, elemental compounds such as iron, manganese, sulphate, nitrate, chloride, fluoride, arsenic, chromium, copper, cyanide, lead, mercury, zinc and coliform bacteria.

Also, if you have any information or can find any information from your jal board or municipality about there adherence to these standards, please share.

The objective is to first understand the status quo and then brainstorm solutions to improve quality of drinking water. We will also coordinate efforts on this with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

We look forward to your inputs!
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The methodology used by Puri should be applied by the administrators to other places also. more  
The natural sources of the water like rivers, bores, wels etc are polluted by the factory chemicals. The canals and pipe lines of dams are there but those are reserved either for farmers or drinking waters to the big cities and they are too much costly. The rural and remote places are suffered lot. People are struggling for clean drinking water in those areas. The requirements of drinking water should be fulfilled of those helpless people. Gujarat has done a lot to supply the better drinking water through Narmada pipe lines in kutchh and other remote areas. more  
Once upon a time it was hard to believe that Potable ( Drinking) water in Middle East was being sold. One has to pay the cost for a glass of water suffix with a sign of exclamation. Now we too are accustomed to buy Bislary Bottles. But But But . ...the Govt. may not sale drinking water in this fasion but to provide water to the public as a mandatory n constitutional obligations. Railway too should first save water for passengers then think of washing platform and exteriors of stations more  
The River water has already been polluted by the Industries. The underground water is equally polluted in certain chemical factory sorroundings. The pollithin pack water pouch is not at all of any standard. more  
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