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Is the glass of water really safe?

''Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.''

Those famous lines from ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner '' by Samuel Taylor can in today's times not only relate to a sailor stuck in the middle of sea but also drinking water in general.. Basic elements for existence of life is air and water. And both are under serious threat. The water that hails from rivers, lakes and other sweet water bodies are now becoming increasingly polluted to the level that purification by ordinary means is next to impossible.
The largest source of water pollution in India is untreated sewage. Other sources of pollution include agricultural waste and unregulated industry waste and by-products.
Some of the major Types of water Contaminants are listed below:
Microbes- Fecal Coliform, Giardia and E coli are bacteria whose presence indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects like diarrhoea, …