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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B31/S12.042

EVALUATION OF WATER QUALITY FROM PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS IN THE ASPIRING BUZAU LAND GEOPARK, ROMANIA

C. Roba, C. Cosma, B. Burghele, M. Moldovan, C. Buterez
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-61-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book3 Vol. 1, 321-328 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the water quality from the public distribution systems in the future “Buzău Land” Geopark. Results of the present research showed that the majority of the investigated parameters were within the guidelines for drinking water. Only in the case of fluoride (0.1 – 2.8 mg/l), sulphates (24.1 – 410.0 mg/l), lead (0.6 – 68.1 μg/l) and cooper (23.5 – 238.1 μg/l), the exceeding’s of maximum limits were more frequent (between 5 and 30%). Radium was within the safe limits for drinking water. The results of the chemical analysis showed that the majority of the investigated water sources can be safely used as drinking water sources or recreational purposes, while the continuous consumption of drinking water from few sources represents a risk for people health.

Keywords: drinking water, chemical parameters, geopark, Buzau Land, Romania