Concerns Regarding Drinkable Water
V Basil Hans*
Research Professor, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: V Basil Hans, Research Professor, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India.
Published: January 25, 2024
This paper deals with one of the basic needs of man at all-times namely drinking water. Sustainable Development Goal target 6.1 calls for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water. Potable water, also known as drinking water, comes from surface and ground sources and is treated to levels that that meet state and federal standards for consumption. Water from natural sources is treated for microorganisms, bacteria, toxic chemicals, viruses and fecal matter. There are various health problems which are caused if we consume non-potable water, these problems can be reproductive problems, gastrointestinal issues, etc. If the amount of lead content in the water rises above a certain level then it can cause various complications, especially for young ones and pregnant women.
Keywords: Potable water; public health; water and heath; SDGs