PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF KOLAR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PLANT OF BHOPAL CITY
Clean and safe drinking water is the basic need of an individual. In a city where the population is increasing with respect to sources available, efficient use of water resource becomes much more important. Kolar Water Treatment Plant located in Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh is the biggest source of drinking water to a population of around 1.8 millions. This study was carried out for quality assessment of Kolar Water treatment plant .Complete data was collected and tabulated for a period of 6 months, and the performance of the plant was evaluated on the basis of the variation observed in parameters such as turbidity, alum dosage, pH, lime content. Climatic variation of the city also had a major impact on the performance of the plant .Results were compared to the existing BIS ( Bureau of Indian Standards ) and it was concluded that almost all parameters were well within the permissible range.