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Clean drinking water: A pipe dream?

TitleClean drinking water: A pipe dream?
Publication Type Research Reports
Year of Publication2021
Keywords

tapwaterSingle-use plasticsmicroplasticsDelhiIndiapollutantplasticspellets nurdlesmicrobeadsmarine ecosystemwastewater systemshouseholdsPOPspolymerpathogenic microbesingestionFreshwater resourcesMargao Panjim Mapusa MarcelCanaconaAssonora OpaSalaulimwater treatment plantsWestern GhatspipelinePVC pipelinesLaundry wastewaterexposurecontaminationGoaNGOenvironment

Abstract

The study titled 'Clean Drinking Water: A pipe dream?’, which assesses microplastics in tap water in Goa reveals that the drinking water supplied to Goan homes is contaminated with plastics. The study, which assessed tap water from Margao, Panjim, Mapusa, Marcel and Canacona and the water treatment plants in Goa found Microplastic particles in all the water samples and raises concern over increasing microplastic contamination of our water bodies.

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