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QUANTITY OF WATER

3.1 INTRODUCTION

Of all the planet’s renewable resources, water has a unique place. Water is a unique liquid, without it, life as we know it, is impossible. Water is absolutely fundamental to life. It is difficult even to imagine a form of life that even might exist without water.

Water is basic necessity of life. It must be pure, palatable, wholesome and safe for human consumption. The water should meet the drinking water standards recommended by World Health Organization or National agencies with regard to its physical, chemical, bacteriological, and radiological quality. It is the responsibility of water supply engineer to see that various requisites for a good drinking water supply are met so that peoples’ health and ...

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