Bacteriological Analysis of Drinking Water along the Karakorum Highway (KKH)
Keywords:Water Supply. Water Microbiology. Water Pollution. Water Purification. Asses. Araceae. Fresh Water. Fluorosis, Dental. Sanitation.
The present study was undertaken to asses the bacteriological quality of drinking water in Northern Areas of Pakistan. This study was comprised of total 32 water samples taken from river, water in distribution system and spring from different areas along the Karakorum Highway (KKH) from Thahkot to Khunjrab pass. Chlorination may affect the results, so its status was enquired from the local peoples and found that none of the 32 sample points in the residential areas were chlorinated. All the water samples were tested for contamination by H2S strip Test. This study revealed that, according to WHO standard all types of water supplies along KKH are unfit for human consumption.
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