A REVIEW ON THE POLLUTION PROBLEM OF THE MAJOR WATER SOURCES IN HYDERABAD CITY
Publication Date : 17/02/2016
Due to rapid growth of population, industrialization, urbanization and various developments in agricultural practices since 1970's the quality of water resources has been deteriorating drastically. The aquatic ecosystem is being polluted to an extent which is irreparable which is a problem of concern. The discharge of sewage and industrial waste waters into water bodies is leading to deposition of various pollutants/contaminants into aquatic ecosystem which may become accumulated, persistent and toxic. These contaminants may make water unsuitable for various purposes and cause threat to human health through bioaccumulation. This Article reviews the degree of contamination of major inland water bodies of city of Hyderabad, Telangana. It also focuses on sources of contamination. It shows that various anthropogenic activities, apart from natural sources are causing the environmental degradation. The treatment of waste waters from various sources is a major societal problem not only in Hyderabad, but across the world. Development of Advanced waste water treatment technologies and improvisation of existing treatment facilities to improve the quality of water is essential. However it is required to bring awareness among the public about these problems. Apart from advanced technological remedial measures, prevention of pollution aiming at sustainable development has to be emphasized.
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