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Assessment of Musi River Water and Nearby Ground Water: Impacts on Health of Down Stream Villages of Hyderabad


  • Civil Engineering Department, Malla Reddy Engineering College (A), Hyderabad - 500100, Telangana, India


Objective: The present study focused on the MUSI River contamination and its impacts on health of downstream villages of MUSI in Hyderabad city. These pollutants are responsible for the degradation of aquatic ecosystems and groundwater resources. Methods and Analysis: The areas from PEERIZADIGUDA to PRATAPASINGARAM selected for analysis which are located at down streams of MUSI River. Ground water samples are collected from each location and Physical, chemical and biological parameters are analyzed by using suitable methodologies of PH, Total dissolved salts, Turbidity, Total Hardness, chlorides sulphates and Biological oxygen demand water quality parameters are assessed. A study has made on these selected areas of population for health hazards due water born diseases by sampling method. Finding: This paper discuss about Environmental sanitation, water pollution constitutes a serious problem particularly in the mega cities. City like Hyderabad has seen rapid economic development and urbanization which lead to the burden of illness and severity of skin and communicable diseases in and around MUSI River due to its worst contamination in recent days due to poor hygienic and to explore the importance of treated water supply. Novelty/ Improvement: Poor hygiene and polluted ground waters interventions are causing health hazards in these of areas. So, safe treatment of wastewater before disposal may sustain its natural environment and which can improve the self-purification of river and help in sustain river ecology.


Health Problems, Hygiene and Sanitary, Water Pollution, Waste Water Treatment.

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