pH is an important parameter in assessing drinking water quality. The value of pH is a number between 0 and 14, with 7 being neutral. Values below 7 indicate acidity and those above 7 indicate basicity. The acceptable range as per the Bureau of Indian Standards is 6.5 to 8.5.
In the increasingly uncertain times that we are going through, especially from the point of view of weather and climate, access to timely and local data pertaining to water resources and related factors is of immense value. Good data can also help in making good resource management decisions, although it is by no means the only requirement. This website is dedicated to sharing available knowledge in the public domain for anyone to access and contribute to better management of water resources in the Nilgiris. We hope that one day this will grow into an open data repository of crowdsourced data on the status of water resources in the region.
Introduction There is a lack of data on the number and locations of springs in the country as a whole. The Nilgiris is no exception to this. While local inhabitants can possibly reel off names of springs close to them, no one person/institution has data on the locations of all
Keystone has been monitoring the spring discharge and water quality in Happy Valley with a view to build a long term dataset that would help in managing the water resources. The data and a spring hydrograph are shared below. The report uses the free Google Data Studio app.