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(AMENDMENT NO.1 JANUARY 1993) TO INDIAN STANDARDS: DRINKING WATER – SPECIFICATIONS (FIRST REVISION) IS 10500 : 1991 S.No.

Substance or Characteristic Requirement (Desirable Limit) Undesira ble effect – outside the desirable limit Permissible limit in the absence of alte rnate source Methods of test (Ref. to IS) Remarks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Essential characteristics: 1. Colour, Hazen units, Max. 5 Above 5 consumer acceptance decr eases 25 3025 (Part 4) 1983 Extended to 25 only if toxic substances are not suspected in the absence of alternate source 2. Odour Unobjectionable --3025 (Part 5) 1983 a. Test cold and when heated. b. Test at several dilutions. 3. Taste Agreeable --3025 (Part 7 & 8) 1984 Test to be conducted only after safety has been established. 4. Turbidity, NTU, Max. 5 Above 5 consumer acceptance decreases 10 3025 (Part 10) 1984 -5. PH value 6.5– 8.5 Beyond this range the water will affect the muco us membrane and / or water supply system No relaxation 3025 (Part 11) 1 984 -6. Total Hardness (as CaCO3) mg/L, Max. 300 Encrustation in water su pply structure and adverse effects on domestic use. 600 3025 (Part 21) 1 983 -7. Iron as Fe, mg/L, Max. 0.3 Beyond this limit taste / appear ance are affected, has adverse effect on domestic uses and water supply structur es and promotes iron bacteria 1 32 of 3025, 1964 -8. Chlorides as Cl-, mg/L, Max. 250 Beyond this limit, taste, corros ion and palatability are affected 1000 3025 (Part 32) 1988 -S.No. Substance or Characteristic Requirement (Desirable Limit) Undesira ble effect – outside the desirable limit Permissible limit in the absence of alte rnate source Methods of test (Ref. to IS) Remarks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9. Residual free chlorine, mg/L 0.2 --3025 (Part 26) 1 986 To be applicable only when water is chlorinated. Tested at consumer end . When protection against viral infection required, it should be minimum 0.5mg/ L 10. Fluoride as F-, mg/L, Max. 1.0 Fluoride may be kept as low as p ossible. High fluoride may cause fluorosis. 1.5 23 of 3025 1964 -Desirable characteristics: 11. Dissolved solids, mg/L, Max. 500 Beyond this palatability decreas es and may cause gastro intestinal irritation 2000 3025 (Part 16) 1984 -12. Calcium as Ca+2, mg/L, Max. 75 Encrustation in water supply str ucture and adverse effect on domestic use 200 3025 (Part 40) 1991 -13. Magnesium as Mg+2, mg/L, Max. 30 Encrustation in water supply str ucture and adverse effect on domestic use 100 16, 33, 34 of IS 3025: 1 964 -14. Copper as Cu, mg/L, Max. 0.05 Astringent taste, discolouration and corrosion of pipes fitting and utensils will be caused beyond this 1.5 36 of 3025: 1964 -15. Manganese as Mn, mg/L, Max. 0.1 Beyond this limit taste / appear ance are affected, has adverse effect on domestic uses and water supply structur es and promotes iron bacteria 0.3 35 of 3025: 1964 --

0. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons as PAH.7) 3025 (Pa rt 24) 1986 May be extended upto 400 provided Magnesium as Mg+2 does not exc eed 30 17. mg/L. Max. mg/L. Anionic detergents as MBAS. Selenium as Se.2 Beyond this limit it can cause a light froth in water 1. the water becomes t oxic No relaxation 28 of 3025: 1964 To be tested when pollution is s uspected 22. 200 Beyond this causes gastro intest inal irritation when magnesium or sodium are present 400 (see Col. 45 Beyond this methaemoglobinemia t akes place 100 3025 (Part 34) 1988 -18.05 Beyond this limit. to IS) Remarks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 16.001 Beyond this. Max.01 Beyond this. mg/L. Phenolic compounds as C6H5OH. mg/L.mg/L. 27. Substance or Characteristic Requirement (Desirable Limit) Undesira ble effect – outside the desirable limit Permissible limit in the absence of alte rnate source Methods of test (Ref. Max. Alpha emitters Bq/L. to IS) Remarks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 28. the water becomes t oxic No relaxation (see note) Mercury ion analyzer To be tested whe n pollution is suspected 20. 0. 30.002 54 of 3025. Max. 0. Radioactive materials a. mg/L. 0. mg/L. Cadmium as Cd. Max.03 Gas chromatographic meth od To be tested when pollution is suspected. S. 26. the water becomes t oxic No relaxation 3025 (Part 37): 1988 To be tested when pollution is s uspected.S. Arsenic as As. Max. Chromium as Cr6+. Pesticides. the water bec omes toxic No relaxation (See note) To be tested when pollution is s uspected. Max. Max.001 --31.01 Beyond this. Max. 0. mg/L. --- . 0. mg/L.No. Lead as Pb. the water becomes t oxic No relaxation (See note) To be tested when pollution is suspected 21.001 Beyond this. Max. mg/L. Max. 1964 -19.05 May be carcinogenic above this l imit No relaxation 38 of 3025: 1964 To be tested when pollution is s uspected. it may cause objectionable taste and odour 0. Max. Beta emitters pci/L. Zinc as Zn. Max. mg/L. Max.01 Beyond this limit undesirable ta ste and odor after chlorination take place 0.05 Beyond this. Sulphate as SO4-2 mg/L. Mercury as Hg. Max. 5 Beyond this limit it can cause astringen t taste and an opalescence in water 15 39 of 3025: 1964 To be te sted when pollution is suspected. 0. Substance or Characteristic Requirement (Desirable Limit) Undesira ble effect – outside the desirable limit Permissible limit in the absence of alte rnate source Methods of test (Ref. -May be c arcinogenic ---29. the water bec omes toxic No relaxation 3025 (Part 27): 1986 To be tested when pollut ion is suspected. 23. Cyanide as CN. Mineral oil. mg/L. Absent Toxic 0. Nitrate as NO3. mg/L.No. 0. 0. Max. b. 25. 0.05 Beyond this limit.0 Methyleneblue extraction method To be tested when pollution is suspected. 24. mg/L. Max.

the criteria for coliforms shall be satisfied if not more than 20 percent of s amples show more than the tolerance limits specified and not more than 5 percent of samples show values more than 4 times the tolerance limits. cause 34.5-8. mg/l (max) 400 1000 10 Nitrates (as NO3-) mg/l (max) 20 11 Free Ammonia (as NH3) mg/l (max) 12 Conductivity at 25oC micro mhos/cm (max) 1000 2500 13 pH value 6.5 6. nt 33. industrial cooling. Hazen units (max) 10 7 Sodium Absorption Ratio (max) 8 Boron (as B).0-8. -Note: 58 of 3025: 1964 -Alkalinity. Water quality criteria for different uses (specified by CPCB.2 15 Iron (as Fe). 0.5-8.No Water quality parameter Characteristic of water body A * B * C * D * E * Dissolved Oxygen (DO) mg/l (minimum) 6 5 2 500 600 300 50 6. mg/l (max) 0. 1982) S.1 Note: A ion B C on.5 1.5 17 Lead (as Pb).5 6. There should be . Max. mg/l (max) 0. mg/L. 1979 and the Bureau of Indian Standards.--0.5 14 Arsenic (as As). mg/L.1 1 32. Irrigation.5 0.1 1 3 2 Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). mg/l (max) 3 Total Coliform organisms ** MPN/100ml (max) 50 ** 500 500 4 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) mg/l (max) 2100 5 Chlorides (as Cl-) mg/l (max) 250 6 Colour.2 31 of 3025: 1964 -Boron as B. mg/l (max) 9 Sulphates (as SO4-2).5-8. Max. 1 -5 29 of 3025: 1964 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric method may be used. 200 Beyond this limit taste becomes unpleasa 600 13 of 3025: 1964 -Aluminium as Al mg/L. mg/l (max) 0. mg/l (max) 1.2 1.5-8.5 6.03 Cumulative effect is reported to dementia 0.05 0. Max. D E * Classes of Water use: 4 3 4 3 300 400 0. controlled waste disposal.2 - Drinking water source without conventional treatment but after disinfect Out door bathing (organised) Drinking water source with conventional treatment followed by disinfecti Propagation of wild life.5 - 1500 600 20 1.5 0. ** If the coliform is found to be more than the prescribed tolerance limits .3 16 Fluoride (as F). fisheries.

In ca se of classes “B” and “C” the discharge shall be so regulated / treated as to ensure mai ntenance of the stream standards. (Average flow rate not less than 1.no visible discharge of domestic and industrial waste into class “A” waters.1 m3/minute) Respirable Particulate Matter (RPM) (size less than 10 microns) Annual average* 24 hours** 120 g/m3 150 g/m3 60 g/m3 . AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NATIONAL) Pollutants f measurement Time weighted average Concentration in ambient air Method o Industrial areas Residential Rural & other areas Sensitiv e areas Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Annual average* 24 hours** 120 g/m3 80 g/m3 30 g/m3 80 60 15 g/m3 g/m3 g/m3 Improved West and Geake method Annual average* Ultraviolet fluorescence Oxides of Nitrogen as NO2 24 hours** 80 g/m3 120 g/m3 60 g/m3 80 g/m3 15 g/m3 30 g/m3 Jacob & Hochheiser Modified (Na-Arsenite) method Annual average* Gas phase chemiluminescence Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) 24 hours** 500 g/m3 200 g/m3 360 140 70 g/m3 g/m3 g/m3 100 g/m3 High volume sampling.

Howe ver.0 g/m3 g/m3 2.0 g/m3 Non Dispersive Infra RED (NDIR) Spectroscopy * Annual arithmetic mean of minimum 104 measurements in a year taken twice a week 24 hourly at uniform interval. ** 24 hourly/8 hourly values should be met 98% of the time in a year. 2. Note: 1. 65 of this document.1 g/m3 g/m3 8 hours** 0.100 g/m3 50 g/m3 75 g/m3 Lead (Pb) 24 hours** 1.1 0. vegetation and proper ty.1 g/m3 0. dated December 22nd 1998 under Rayon industry – for details please see Sl No. Hyderabad . 3.4 g/m3 0.0 g/m3 4.0 0.0 10.75 g/m3 Respirable particulate matter sampler Annual average* 1. to protect the public health. I.E. 2% of the time.4 g/m3 0.75 0.0 g/m3 0.5 g/m3 1. 7. ANDHRA PRADESH POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD A3.4 g/m3 Carbon Monoxide (CO) 1 hour 5. National Ambient Air Quality Standard: The levels of air quality with a n adequate margin of safety. Whenever and wherever two consecutive values exceeds the limit specified above for the respective category.0 g/m3 g/m3 2. The standards for H2S and CS2 have been notified separately vide GSR No.5 g/m3 g/m3 g/m3 ASS method after sampling using EPM 2000 or equivalent filter paper Ammonia Annual average* 24 hours** 0. it would be considered adequate reason to in stitute regular / continuous monitoring and further investigations.Sanathnagar.0 1.500018 NOISE (AMBIENT STANDARDS) Area code A B C Category of area Limit in dB (A) Leq Day time Night time Industrial area 75 70 Commercial area 65 55 Residential area 55 45 . it may exceed but not on two consecutive days.

Mixed categories of areas should be declared as “one of the four above men tioned categories by the competent authority and the corresponding standard shal l apply .m. and 6 a. Silence zone is defined as areas upto 100 meters around such premises as hospitals. 2. The silence zones are to be de clared by the competent authority 4. Night time is reckoned in between 9 p.m.m. Silence zone 50 40 Day time is reckoned in between 6 a.m. and 9 p. 3.D Note: 1. educational institutions and courts.