Improving Water Supply Quality by Community Participation at Seaw Subdistrict Administration Organization, Loei Province

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Netnapa Pongpetch

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Initially, Seaw Subdistrict Administrative Organization did not monitor nor control water supply production process as a consequence of appropriate training on production control and water supply system maintenance. Additionally, water supply samples were not laboratory tested or analyzed. Therefore, cleanness, turbidity, and odor present major threats for the water supply. The purpose of this research is to improve water supply quality at Seaw Subdistrict Administration Organization (SAO), Loei province. Work processes involve knowledge advancement, mutual understanding and development among the SAO, community leaders, service users, and Loei Rajabhat University. Activities included developing knowledge concerning production control and water supply system maintenance; implementing cleaning the water supply system; and testing samplings from 4 supply stations and monitoring post water treatment quality. The workshop results indicated that water quality improved, i.e. pH, Hardness, E.coli, Chloride, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Arsenic, Chromium, Cadmium and Manganese achieved quality standard for drinking water and supply quality standards of 2010, Department of Health. Adversely, the iron level was not incompliance; however, the level decreased after implementation with the cleaning system. In conclusion, the quality of water supply system improved from the fair level to the good level according to the assessment criteria from the Department of Water Resources.

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Pongpetch, N. (2020). Improving Water Supply Quality by Community Participation at Seaw Subdistrict Administration Organization, Loei Province. Area Based Development Research Journal, 12(2), 87-100. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/abcjournal/article/view/237067
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