The Bioscan, 1(1-4) 059-061,2006
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
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WATER QUALITY OF DUG WELLS  OF MAYYANAD PANCHAYAT IN KERALA
RESHMA S. AND V.R. PRAKASAM*
Department of Environmental Sciences,
University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 581
Email: prakasamvr@satyam.net.in
KEY WORDS

Dug well
Mayyand, Kerala
Water quality



Received on: 10.09.2006

Accepted on: 09.10.2006


*Corresponding
 Author
ABSTRACT

An extensive study on well water characteristics of Mayyanad Panchyat in Kerla was carried out during 2004-05 by analyzing samples from all the wards. All the water characteristics except colour, iron, and coliforms were found within the quality tolerance limits of drinking water as per BIS. The amount of flouride was bellow desirable level. WQI revealed that the water was partially clean; however, proper treatment and mass community action plan are suggested as remedial measures.