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Water Quality Test

Water Quality Test and District Level Seminars on Clean Water Options at Household Level in Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Bolan, Jhall Magsi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Lasbela and Qilla Abdullah Districts f Balochitan.

Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan which is having 43% of geographical coverage of the country. Naturally reach Balochistan’s people are suffering with huge poverty where the 83% of population has no access to the clean drinking water in which 17% rest of population is forced to drink contaminated water from the different sources of public health engineering. That’s why huge population is suffering with deadly diseases like diarrhea, gastro, malaria other waterborne diseases. Large number of community’ fetches water from 10-12 kilo miters far distance and the main sources of transportation are donkeys and female. An estimated number of female walk with their infants for fetching water on daily basis. The female’s sense has been dying they are feeling that ether they are male or female. Women Development & Community Organization has collected water samples from different water sources of Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Bolan, Jhall Magsi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Lasbella and Qilla Saifullah districts of Balochistan where we found the following results in major water sources of the district. In General, from the 300 Water Sources of 8 Districts samples were collected from the different sources of the villages. The selected location covering the possible surface and ground water sources; Keeping in the view of the source where most of the population consumes for drinking purpose. Detail of number of water sources is as;


Talab, Ponds, Reservoirs and Tube wells
After processing and compilation of water quality data; it was revealed that most of the water samples were unfit for human consumption microbiologically.
Out of 3000 samples 100% samples were found bacteriologic ally contaminated.


Sibi, Bolan, Qila Saifullah, Kohlu and Dera Bugti Districts
In all above districts were collected from the 200 sources of the villages. The selected location covering the possible surface and ground water sources. Keeping in the view of the source where most of the population consumes for drinking purpose.
Out of 200 samples 100% samples were found bacteriologic ally contaminated. In physical parameter some sites are objectionable; Colour 88%, Odour 94%, Taste 96% and Turbidity 98%.
Table: Water samples beyond the permissible limit of Different parameter in the above all districts

S.No

Parameter

Total No. of Samples

No. of Samples beyond permissible limit

% age

1

Colour

200

44

88%

2

Odour

200

47

94%

3

4

Taste

Turbidity

200

200

48

49

96%

98%

4

Bacteriological contamination

200

50

100%

 

Table:  Type of sources and no. of samples collected from the districts

Source

No. of samples collected

Talab/Ponds

180

Tube Well

20

Total Source

200

 

NASIRABAD, JAFFARABAD AND JHALL MAGSI DISTRICTS

In mentioned above districts 100 samples were collected from the 100 sources of the villages. The selected location covering the possible surface and ground water sources. Keeping in the view of the source where most of the population consumes for drinking purpose.
After processing and compilation of water quality data; it was revealed that most of the water samples were unfit for human consumption microbiologically.
Out of 50 samples 100% samples were found Bacteriologically contaminated.
In physical parameter some sites are objectionable; Colour 94%, Odour 98% & Taste 96% and Turbidity 96%.

Table: Water samples beyond the permissible limit of Different parameter in the above districts

S.No

Parameter

Total No. of Samples

No. of Samples beyond permissible limit

% age

1

Colour

100

47

94%

2

Odour

100

49

98%

3

4

Taste

Turbidity

100

100

48

48

96%

96%

4

Bacteriological contamination

100

50

100%

 

Table:  Type of sources and no. of samples collected from the districts

Source

No. of samples collected

Talab/Ponds

45

Hand Pump

55

Total Source

100

 

Women Development & Community Organization has also organized seminars, walks on highlighting the water issues in these selected districts where the government line departments representatives ad other civil society representatives has participated in these activities. 

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