Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
The study of physico-chemical parameters and bacteriological examination of Rishikund hot water spring, (Dist-Munger), Bihar, India
Author(s): Dr. BK Gupta, Prasoon Prakash, Dr. Md. Faiz Ahmad
Abstract: Spring water is the main source of water providing life to the people in the mountain region especially in the Himalaya. Springs are a natural source of ground water. Springs are generally community-owned and community-managed. The hot water spring samples were taken from the main water source where maximum peoples were using them for drinking purpose. The present study was carried out on the Physico-Chemical as well as Bacteriological analysis of two selected hot water spring sites at Rishikund region of Munger district of Bihar namely– 1st central kund site and Karelia point site. The samples were collected on quarterly basis from October 2014 to June 2016. The various parameters like T.S, T.S.S, Fe, Silica, Fluoride, Nitrate, Dissolved Oxygen, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphide, Colour, and Turbidity, Carbonate Alkalinity, Bicarbonate Alkalinity, SPC and MPN count of these water samples were analyzed. The results indicate that these sources of water are suitable for drinking and other house hold consumption for the people of the region.