Physico-Chemical Assessment of Drinking Water of Coastal Area of Vizhinjam During Pre and Post Monsoon Seasons


  • K Rajesh
  • Jisha George
  • Aswathy S
  • Fasna Das S
  • Rathika Nath



Water quality parameters, Temperature, Total alkalinity, Total hardness, Public hygiene


The construction of a seaport at Vizhinjam in Trivandrum has evoked talks about possible environmental repercussions in the region.   The present study is an attempt to analyze the physicochemical assessment of drinking water quality of different stations near the construction site of Vizhinjam port.   It was evaluated during pre and post-monsoon seasons. Temperature, pH, TDS, EC, DO, total alkalinity, T-H, Ca-H, Mg-H and Cl2 levels were analyzed. The study shows variation of temperature between 25 °C  and 27 °C.  pH varied between  6.7 and 7.4.  The present study is significant for public hygiene in the public interest.  Most parameters that were studied were found to be within approved BIS levels and showed drinkability. 


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