As a part of extension activity of Department of Botany,a study was conducted to analyse the water quality of Sasthamkotta lake, under the supervision of Ms.Lekshmy Sreekumar, Assistant Professor of Department of Botany. Head of the Department of Botany,Dr.P. Geeta Krishnan Nair and Ms.Dhanya S.R, Assistant Professor of Department of Botany, also offered valuable suggestions. Ten students from department of Botany and Bhoomitra sena club went for sample collections.Study was conducted on 28-10-2021. Second set of samples were collected on 16-04-2022.
Water pollution caused by fecal contamination is a serious problem due to the potential for contracting diseases from pathogens
The presence of pathogens is determined with indirect evidence by testing for an "indicator" organism such as coliform bacteria. Coliforms are relatively easy to identify, are usually present in larger numbers than more dangerous pathogens. As a result, testing for coliform bacteria can be a reasonable indication of whether other pathogenic bacteria are present or not.
Drinking water and well water samples from different localities of the Sasthankotta panchayath and different parts of lake was analysed for coliform testing.Public were given awareness classes.