Water quality analysis of water supply at impacted areas by the floodgates project, Phichit Province

Authors

  • Somsak Phonprasertsri Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Phichit Provincial Public Health Office
  • Phaitoon Khanthap Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Phichit Provincial Public Health Office
  • Orawee Phonart Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level, Phichit Provincial Public Health Office

Keywords:

Water quality, Water supply, Floodgates

Abstract

This research aimed to access water supply quality at the impacted areas by the floodgates project, Phichit Province using physical, chemical, and biological parameters of the Drinking Water Quality Criteria of Department of Health, 2010. The water samples were collected three times in March, June, and July 2020 at 20 sampling sites. The result found that the highest unqualify physical, chemical, and biological parameters of raw water collected from water sources that use to produce water supply of 20 villages compared with the Drinking Water Quality Criteria were color of water, number of coliform bacteria, and concentration of Iron. Those problems were found at 90% followed by the turbidity value, with 85% of all water samples. Other parameters such as hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, Copper, Zinc, Chromium, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel, Cyanide, Sulfate, Chloride, Nitrate values were found not to exceed Drinking Water Quality Criteria. The highest unqualify physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water that passed through the water supply system were the number of Fecal Coliform Bacteria, the color of water, and concentration of arsenic which found at 70%, 20%, and 5% of all the water sample, respectively. The result suggested that the water from all sampling points failed to meet the Drinking Water Quality Criteria of the Department of Health, 2010. Consumers should improve water quality before consumption for health safety. Therefore, urgent measures should be taken to improve the quality of supply water following the Drinking Water Quality Criteria for enhancing the quality of life of consumers.

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Phonprasertsri, S., Khanthap, P. ., & Phonart, O. . (2021). Water quality analysis of water supply at impacted areas by the floodgates project, Phichit Province. Journal of Public Health Naresuan University, 3(1), 21–37. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPHNU/article/view/247539