LABORATORY INVESTIGATION ON WATER QUALITY OF SPRING WATER FOR SMALL COMMUNITY AND WATER SECURITY
Keywords:Water Quality Monitoring, Spring Water, Sustainability, Water Security
Water has become a necessity in our daily life. The impact of unsafe water on the consumer is critically alarmed and has contributed human health problem. An alternative clean water sources as a water supply should be sustainable solution to overcome this problem. Malaysia is located at the equator to have rain and hot weather along the year. Therefore, the possible use of spring water as an alternative clean water source will improve the quality of water consumption especially for small community in rural area. The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of spring water sources located in National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) campus to support the Green Campus champaign. The spring water analysis was performed for various physicochemical during February 2020. Temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solid, total suspended solid and dissolved oxygen were measured to generate water quality index. The results demonstrated the water samples were found to be suitable for use were within permissible limits except pH were close to or exceeded the permissible limit of standards, which indicates that requirement of treatment prior to use. The outcome of this study may contribute to propose the new way of monitoring water quality in campus by using real-time system. In addition, the outcome also to provides the baseline information about water quality for the welfare of society, support the green campus campaign and that may also help in future water security and sustainability planning for the NDUM campus area.