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A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

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Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 1 (85)   -   March, 2018   -   Pages: 41-46
Monitoring and ecological-and-hygienic evaluation of the quality of drinking water from the sources of decentralized water supply in Rivne region for 2004-2015
Huschuk I.V.1, Brezetska O.I.2, Huschuk V.I.2, Drab R.R.2
1 SRC "Human Ecology and Public Health", National University "Ostroh Academy"
2 State Institution "Rivne Regional Laboratory Center", Ministry of Health of Ukraine

There are the data on the quality of drinking water from decentralized sources of water supply in Rivne oblast, one of the oblasts of Ukraine, where the water supply of the population with drinking water is carried out from the underground aquifers. The materials were collected and analyzed on the compliance of drinking water with sanitary-chemical and sanitary-microbiological indicators in the districts for the period of 2004-2015.
Objective: We assessed the ecological and hygienic state of the quality of drinking water from the sourcesof decentralized water supply in Rivne region during 2004 - 2015.
Materials and methods: The laboratory data on the sanitary-chemical, microbiological, parasitological and radiological indices were used in the work. Systematization, processing and analysis of the research materials were carried out with the help of descriptive, dynamic and comparative methods.
Results: Since 2004 2015, a number of the sources of decentralized water supply, including wells from 1347 to 1147 (-200), captures from 10 to 8 (-2) and artesian wells from 2 to 7 (+5) was stated to be decreased by 197 units in the oblast. The decrease was mainly due to the discontinuation of public wells exploitation.
The average regional indicator of non-compliance of drinking water from the sources of decentralized water supply in terms of sanitary and chemical indicators was increased more than 2.5 times in the period under study from 14.5% in 2004 up to 40.0% in 2015. In recent 2 years a sharp increase in the percentage of non-compliance of the samples was noted from 21.2% in 2013 up to 40.0% in 2015.
According to the microbiological indices, the average non-compliance rate for the above-mentioned period grew by 3.2% and amounted to 29.0% in 2015 at 25.8% in 2004. The sharp increase in the percentage of non-compliance of samples was noted in recent 2 years from 14.0% in 2013 up to 29.0% in 2015.
Conclusion: The obtained results show that in the context of the development of the public health system in Ukraine it is necessary to continue the work on the determination of the correlation between the quality of drinking water and the state of morbidity in the oblast.

Rivne oblast, decentralized water supply, microbiological indicators, sanitary-and-chemical indicators, drinking water, water quality indicators, public health system
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