A case study of drinking water quality monitoring of water supply in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara / Nur Elyasabath Mohd Ghazali

Mohd Ghazali, Nur Elyasabath (2006) A case study of drinking water quality monitoring of water supply in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara / Nur Elyasabath Mohd Ghazali. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Water has many remarkable properties. Its physical and chemical characteristics in combination with its great abundance have an enormous impact to human an environmental conditions of the earth. Water plays an essential role in supporting life, consequently, the availability of water is often a critical sociopolitical issue. Managing the quality and quantity of water has been important to fulfill consumers satisfaction. Recently, there are many cases of disease causing by drinking water supply. Many reports from consumers about receiving murky supplied water have been raised. Since a lot of money spent to improve the quality of water, a lot of problems relate with quality of supplied water never goes down. The basic major problem that effect drinking water quality at distribution system are because of the cross-connection and leaking at distribution system which may cause the contamination of supplied drinking water. It is about 80 percent of the raw water treated by PBAPP for use in the State of Penang is sourced from the Muda River on the mainland which is treated at main water treatment plant at Sungai Dua Treatment Plant. The objective of this study is to identify the quality of drinking water after it is through Sungai Dua Treatment Plant, at several secondary schools and residential areas at Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara, Puiau Pinang. The scopes of this study consist sampling activity, laboratory testing for data collection, and make a comparison between results and WHO Drinking Water Quality Standard. Physical, chemical and microbial parameters had been tested. In mission to accomplish the objectives, in-situ and laboratory testing were done. Through the testing, this study concludes that treated water at Kepala Batas distribution system is following allowable range established by WHO and save to be used. However, there were several parameters do not comply WHO Standard for such as ferum and chlorine. On December 2005, point BTA 004, ferum contents was 0.44 mg/1 exceeding 0.3 mg/1 while on January 2006 and February 2006, BTA 040, BTA 026 and BTA 011, chlorine contents were less than 0.2 mg/1 which were 0.14 mg/1, 0.09 mg/1 and 0.12 mg/I respectively. Besides, microbial parameter (coliform) on December 2005, at point BTA 011 was 3 colonies had counted. The other tested parameters for physical, chemical and microbial were complying with WHO Standard from November 2005 until February 2006.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
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Mohd Ghazali, Nur Elyasabath
2002611824
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Shuib, Nor Lila
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Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > Qualities of water. Water quality
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > Qualities of water. Water quality > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering(Hons) (Civil)
Item ID: 35289
Uncontrolled Keywords: WHO, Physical Parameters, Chemical Parameters, Microbial Parameters, Drinking Water Quality
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35289

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