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Frequently Asked Questions
1.I have dug a borewell/well in my house. How do I know if my water is safe for drinking
2.Water in my house becomes reddish after keeping for some time. Is it safe to drink this water? How can I get over this problem?
3.We use groundwater in our house. On keeping the water for some time a white residue settles at the bottom. Is the water safe for drinking? How can I get over this problem?
4.How do I know if the water I use in my house contains arsenic or not?
5.How do I know if the water I use in my house contains fluoride or not?
6.The water in my house smells bad. What might be the reason?
7.Is there a home recipe to treat arsenic contaminated water?
8.Where do you get guideline values for different water quality parameters?
9.How much drinking water per day does an average adult need?
10.What are the major nutrients in drinking water?
11.Which states in our country are suffering from arsenic in groundwater?
12. Is there any traditional water treatment process?
13.Does bottled water contain contaminants?
14.What is hard water?
15.What can cause tap water to taste like salt?
16.What can cause tap water to appear red, brown, or orange?
17.What are drinking water standards?
18.Can I tell if my drinking water is okay by just looking at it, tasting it, or smelling it?
19.What is osmosis?
20.My borewell water has a foul odour and undesirable colour. What kind of treatment strategy should I use to get odourless and colourlrss water
21.What is the average water consumption by a peron?
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