Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 6(2016) 3, pp. 130 – 142
Paper reference number: HAE-102
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ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF WATER FILTRATION UNITS IN RAWALPINDI AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN TAP WATER AND FILTRATION UNITS
Arshad Ali*, Qudsia Inam*, Shajeha Shahzad*, Shahid Iqbal*, Maqbool Sadiq Awan*
* National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
The study was conducted to investigate the physicochemical characteristics of different water samples from filtration plants and Tap water for quality assessment from different areas of Rawalpindi during May and June of 2013. Analysis showed that the samples from tap water contains microbial contamination and water samples from filtration units were free of microbial contamination and other analyzed parameters were within permissible limits as compared with Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority, 2008. Thus study depicts that the working of the filtration plants is effective.
Keywords: water, physicochemical characteristics, Rawalpindi