Junil A. Constantino, Teresita C. Vega
Abstract: In a school setting, water quality is of vital importance to sustain the day to day activities of students as well as the usage of it by its faculty, staff, and administration. Proper monitoring ensures that water is of quality fit for use. This study focuses on the microbiological analysis, Physical-Chemical Analysis, and Acceptability of deep well water of NEUST San Isidro Tabon Campus. Physical Characteristics of the water samples were also determined. It employed the use of standard laboratory procedures to analyze the water quality parameters. For the microbiological parameters, the fecal/thermotolerant coliform, the deepwell water of NEUST SIC Tabon "Passed" the permissible limit. For Physical and Chemical Analysis, the deepwell water "Passed" the following parameters; turbidity, Color, Total Dissolved Solids, Nitrates, and Arsenic. However, it registered a pH level of 6.15 which is below the standard pH level of water and therefore considered as "Acidic". As for its Acceptability, it was determined in terms of Color, Odor, and Taste. Most of the respondents deemed the water "Completely Acceptable" for its color and odor, while "Barely Acceptable" in terms of the taste. Follow-up and constant monitoring in the microbiological qualities of deep well water in all the campuses of NEUST is suggested every six months. Likewise, physico-chemical analysis every three years should also be made to further determine the chemical content of deep well water if the water source is located in agricultural area. The inclusion for test for the presence of insecticides is also recommended since the place is identified as an agricultural area.
Keywords: Microbiological Analysis, Physico-chemical Analysis, Acceptability, Deepwell Water, Permissible Limit