Successful drinking water management requires obtaining comprehensive, reliable and timely input regarding potential contamination with a clear and decisive operative program.

The aim of this study was to explore the role of initial source water conditions as well as household factors in determining household water quality, and how levels of contamination of drinking water change over time, in a rural setting in northern coastal Ecuador.

Bacteria, viruses and cysts represent the three types of microbiological contaminants that may be found in water. Following this occurrence pattern, the NSF task group on microbiological standards has proposed a requirement that bacteria reduction claims are accompanied by tested claims of virus reduction and cyst reduction.

Water dispenser is relatively a new concept in the minds of Indian consumer. Usage of packaged water dispensers is rising among single user commercial segment.

The first and second editions of the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality were used by developing and developed countries worldwide as the basis for regulation and standard setting to ensure the safety of drinking-water. They recognized the priority that should be given to ensuring microbial safety and provided guideline values for a large number of chemical hazards.

SAFE WATER: Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Germany

Hyderabad, Oct. 21: The practice of laying water pipelines close to sewer lines has led to the spread of water-borne diseases during monsoon. While digging roads for laying cable lines, the rain water gushes in and seeps into the water pipelines after getting mixed with the raw sewerage and run off from the sewer lines. Leakage of sewer lines is quite common in Hyderabad.

DH News Service, Bangalore:

Residents of Sector A of HAL II stage at Indira Nagar have complained supply of contaminated drinking water for nearly two months.

Seepage of sewerage disposed by two hotels in the area into supply lines is said to be contaminating the potable water.

fluoride in water causes dental fluorosis. But how exactly? This was not known till now. Scientists from Japan and usa have identified the molecule in the cell that makes one susceptible to fluorosis. They hope their findings would lead to a drug for the ailment that has no cure. It will also benefit those suffering from dental caries and damaged enamel. Millions of people, who drink

In the present study different water quality parameters i.e. physico-chemical, heavy metals, haloalkanes, pesticides & most probable number of bacteria were analyzed in pre-monsoon, during monsoon & post monsoon season. The study area selected was Narayangiri Filtration Plant in Bhopal city.