DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 27 May 2019

The Microbial Pollution of Shallow Ground Water Strata due to Seepage of Sewage and Waste Water Discharge

Ather Hussain 1, M.I. Khan 1,S.M.Iqbal 2 , Mohd. Imran3 , M.A.Mallick4  , Manzar Alam 5.

1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Integral University, Lucknow, India- 226066,

2.Professor & Chief Academic Consultant, Integral University, Lucknow, India- 226066,

3.Department of Microbiology, Integral University, Lucknow, India- 226066,

4.Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Integral University, Lucknow, India- 226066,

5.Department of Microbiology, Integral University, Lucknow, India- 226066


The ground water is one of the major component to be environmentally protected. It is still neglected to some extent and is not given much consideration in the existing environment protection legislation in most of the developing nations. An important issue for the benefit of society is to find out the extent of impurity of water due to the pathogenic infections in the potable upper level ground water resource which is being consumed by the millions of habitants in the wide Himalayan foothill (plains) region of India. The region consists of alluvial flood effected plains with water table at shallow depth. This research paper pertains to investigation of pathogenic infections in potable first level water table at shallow depths. The samples were collected from the hand pumps of critically located village clusters in the region and tested during the pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons of the year- 2011-2012. The tests for few common bacteria have been performed, e.g. -  E. coli, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and S. typhie. The results found are positive Research Highlight; A wide scope for further research does exist for the societal issue, by  investigating complete range of pathogens in the similar geological structure/topography existing anywhere in world to solve health related problems. Also to check suffering and mortality due to water borne diseases and measures to protect and isolate the ground water pollution..

Keywords Ground Water, Surface Water Level, Potable Water, Ground Water Pollution, Pathogens and Bacteria.

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