DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Tue, 21 May 2019

Assessment of Microbial Safety of Drinking Water Available at Paani-puri Stalls of Amravati District of Maharashtra State (India)


M. P. Bhise1, P. R. Bhise2, Abdul Wajid*1

1.Department of Chemistry, Govt. Vidarbha Institute of Sci. & Humanities, Amravati(M.S.)

2.Department of Microbiology, Dr. P. D. M. Medical College, Amravati (M.S.)



The purpose of this study was to assess the microbial safety of drinking water of different paani-puri stalls of Amravati district. The study shows that poor hygienic conditions, improper handling, improper method of storage and serving practices of drinking water at these stalls of Amravati district leads to severe water born diseases. Microbial tests i.e. coliform counts were determined using standard procedure. 50 samples were collected, out of 50 samples, 42% were found non potable by MPN method. From the study it was concluded that quality of water can be improved by imparting water hygiene behavior, education to paani-puri stalls owners.

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