The study of water quality in Bangka Sub-District, Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand used the survey research approach. The study was undertaken to determine the quality of raw natural water before use as raw material to produce tap water. The findings would be submitted to the Provincial Authority of Waterworks to consider changes to the production of tap water. We measured the water quality from Ta Lad canal, which had been using to produce the tap water two times each during the rainy season and dry season. The quality of water was analyzed and compared with the Type III of The Surface Water Standard for Agriculture and Water Quality for Protection of Aquatic Resources.Results showed that the water quality of raw natural water collected on 31 May 2012 was in the range of standard values except the level of Lead was higher than that of the standard one. The water quality of raw natural water collected on 19 September 2012 was also in the range of standard values except the value of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand, which was higher than that of the standard one. These results were probably caused by contaminants leaked into the water. Therefore we should educate and encourage people in the community to become aware of this situation, while the water quality should be monitored regularly and stimulate the cooperation among government authorities, community and stakeholders in helping hands for the preservation of the water quality.
Phussadee Phummara, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Sureeporn Thummikkaphong, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Nattaporn Sonphueak, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Freshwater, Oceans and Seas
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