Water Quality Assessment from the catchment to consumer

Study on Surveillance of Drinking Water Quality in Selected Cities / Towns in India by NEERI

Study on Surveillance of Drinking Water Quality in Selected Cities / Towns in India was conducted by NEERI and sponsored by CPHEEO in 2005. NEERI was assigned the task of conducting surveillance of drinking water quality in selected cities. Surveillance of drinking water quality (SDWQ) programme envisages evaluation of water quality from source to consumer-end and assessment of site specific conditions and development and implementation of the corrective actions. The study has been carried out in twenty three cities, spread over the country. The results of these studies are of great significance in bringing out the treated water quality scenario in the country. Recommendations are suggested for widespread application of SDWQ programme and good management practices.

Safe water and sanitation have been strongly advocated at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg. In the context of India's commitment to the goals of safe drinking water supply and health for all, investments in public water supply sector have been stepped up significantly. Government of India is lending massive support to urban water supply schemes. Safe organized public water supply is a matter of effective management. The realistic impact of these endeavours has been accorded high priority by Central Public Health and Environment Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO), Ministry of Urban Development (MUD), Govt. of India (GOI), New Delhi NEERI was assigned the task of conducting surveillance of drinking water quality in selected cities. 

The documents of this study include water quality data of 23 cities at different stages of the water supply system i.e. at treatment plant, at service reservoir level and at consumer level. The data is collected in 3 different seasons in 2002 i.e. summer, monsoon and winter. It also compares cities by its sources and service levels. 

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National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)

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