Determination of Drinking Quality of Water near the Coastal Areas of Jaffna Lagoon

  • Kapilan Ranganathan Department of Botany, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Keywords: , Coliform, Drinking quality, Ground water, Jaffna lagoon.


Ground water pollution by human activities is one of the areas of major concern to the world. Water quality is one of the principle health index of a country. Industrialization, urbanization and modern agriculture practices have direct impact on water resources. These factors influence both fresh and salt water bodies quantitatively and qualitatively. This paper presents ground water quality of an urbanized area in the marine coast of Jaffna. Twelve different locations were randomly selected for this comparative study and the following parameters were studied, temperature, pH, turbidity, total hardness, total alkalinity, sulphate, chloride, fluoride, conductivity, total dissolved solids, coliform bacterial count. A slight fluctuation in the physico-chemical parameters of the water samples analysed confirms the pollution of the ground water and it is not up to the quality of drinking.


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Author Biography

Kapilan Ranganathan, Department of Botany, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Botany, Associate Professor


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How to Cite
Ranganathan, K. (2015). Determination of Drinking Quality of Water near the Coastal Areas of Jaffna Lagoon. Journal of Progressive Research in Biology, 2(1), 32-36. Retrieved from