DETERMINATION OF WATER QUALITY STATUS OF DOWNSTREAM JENEBERANG RIVER USING THE POLLUTION INDEX METHOD
One of South Sulawesi's greatest rivers, the Jeneberang River serves a variety of purposes, including providing water for PDAMs, agriculture, plantations, domestic consumption, and industry. Given the significance of the Jeneberang River's function, it is essential to ascertain the river's water quality in order to ascertain the status of the river's water quality. The goal of this study is to use the pollution index (PI) approach to assess the downstream Jeneberang River's water quality. This study used a vandorn water sampler, five sampling sites, and the SNI recommendations for river water quality sampling. The purposive sampling technique, which calculates the pollution index, was utilized in this investigation. The water quality status determination in accordance with Kepmen LH 115/2003 and the pollution index method. Temperature, pH, DO, BOD, COD, and TSS are the six parameters that are monitored and observed using SNI. The downstream Jeneberang River was classified as lightly polluted according to the results of the water quality status using the pollutant index method at five sites, with an IP value range of 1.63–2.36.
Water Quality; Pollution Index Method (PI); Jeneberang River.