84 Percent Drinking Water Samples from Gujrat Found Unsafe
Recent report of Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has shown that 84 percent water samples collected from district Gujrat are unsafe as per PSQCA Standards and can cause hazards to the health of human being.
According to the details:
Total Samples collected from various locations of District Gujrat = 1117
Samples found Safe= 175 (15.7%)
Samples found Unsafe= 942 (84.3%)
Unsafe water is categorized due to Bacteriological Contamination (78 %), Excessive Levels of Turbidity (14 %) and Iron (3 percent), TDS and Sodium (13 %).
This survey was done by Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) carried out the survey under National Water Quality Monitoring Program (NWQMP). 14,000 drinking water samples from 2807 villages of 80 tehsils of 24 districts of Pakistan were analyzed. 82 percent of these samples were unsafe as per standards of Pakistan Standards Quality
Control Authority (PSQCA).
Following other districts of Pakistan; Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sheikhupura, Sialkot etc are also included in this survey.