Management of source and drinking-water quality in Pakistan
AbstractDrinking-water quality in both urban and rural areas of Pakistan is not being managed properly. Results of various investigations provide evidence that most of the drinking-water supplies are faecally contaminated. At places groundwater quality is deteriorating due to the naturally occurring subsoil contaminants or to anthropogenic activities. The poor bacteriological quality of drinking-water has frequently resulted in high incidence of waterborne diseases while subsoil contaminants have caused other ailments to consumers. This paper presents a detailed review of drinking-water quality in the country and the consequent health impacts. It identifies various factors contributing to poor water quality and proposes key actions required to ensure safe drinking-water supplies to consumers
Aziz, J.A. (2005). Management of source and drinking-water quality in Pakistan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117042
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (5-6), 1087-1098, 2005
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