Safe And Wholesome Water

Health Hygiene & Sanitation

Lesson 22 : Water (Need, Uses, Sources)

Safe And Wholesome Water

Safe and wholesome water is defined as that which is

  • free from pathogenic agents
  • free from harmful chemical substances
  • pleasant to taste, colourless and odourless
  • usable for domestic purposes

If water does not fulfill the above criteria it is said to be polluted or contaminated. Water pollution is a growing ­hazard in many developing countries owing to human activity. It is not possible to provide positive health to the community without ample and safe drinking water.

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