Community water pollution monitoring programme in Pali: second monitoring report

The second round of community water pollution monitoring was organizing in Bandi and Luni basins during September 16-18, 2008. The SKPSS Samiti and CSE decided to carry out the monitoring not only in Pali but also in Balotra. The members of the SKPSSS undertook sampling and testing of treated effluents from CETP 1, 2 and 3, river water at Sumerpur bridge and well water from Jetpur village. The reports clearly indicate the correlation between inefficient CETP operation and the pollution levels in river and groundwater. Across the board arsenic and zinc were found to be present in high concentrations.