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# Monitoring Quality and Pollution Assessment of Groundwater for Drinking Purposes to Assure Sustainability

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2022 / Approved: 17 August 2022 / Online: 17 August 2022 (10:08:44 CEST)

How to cite: Alramthi, S.; Ali, G.; Shaban, A.; Abdou, T.; Elthagafi, A.; Eldosari, S.; Zhu, B.; Safaa, H. Monitoring Quality and Pollution Assessment of Groundwater for Drinking Purposes to Assure Sustainability. Preprints 2022, 2022080318 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0318.v1). Alramthi, S.; Ali, G.; Shaban, A.; Abdou, T.; Elthagafi, A.; Eldosari, S.; Zhu, B.; Safaa, H. Monitoring Quality and Pollution Assessment of Groundwater for Drinking Purposes to Assure Sustainability. Preprints 2022, 2022080318 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0318.v1).

## Abstract

A Water demand per capita will rise in the Arab world as a result of climate change and population expansion. One of the most important aims in coping with population increase around the world is to conserve water supplies. As a result, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia constructed Al Wajeed Water Treatment System to meet the demands of the southern population. This research aims to assess the drinking water quality produced from the AlWajeed Water Treatment System. Monthly water samples were collected (January 2018 to January 2021) from the Al Wajeed Water Treatment Framework (4sites), extending to governorates; Bishahs distribution system (5sites) and Tathleeths distribution system (7sites). Water quality criteria, such as physical, chemical, and microbiological parameters, revealed that the majority of water samples collected from the Al Wajeed Water Framework and its environs are of a good quality matched the national and international standards. Few sites showed water quality criteria, such turbidity, fluoride and total coliform did not comply with national and global standards. The obtained results explained the importance of monitoring and follow-up programs for drinking water criteria. In addition, they can help the authorities and stakeholders in the sustainable development.

## Keywords

Drinking water management; drinking water criteria; groundwater; reverse osmosis; sustainable development; water aesthetics

## Subject

ARTS & HUMANITIES, Other

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