The study assessed the status of water quality parameters for an urban water body (Hatirjheel
Lake) in Dhaka, the Capital city of Bangladesh. Nine different water samples were collected
from nine points of the lake during the dry season in January 2021. Water quality parameters
such as pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids
(TSS), total alkalinity, total acidity, total hardness, Ca2+ hardness, free CO2, and dissolved
oxygen (DO) were determined for the samples. The status of the parameters is pH (6.51-
7.05), EC (510-600 μS.cm-1), TDS (450-590 ppm), TSS (0.0-0.034 mg.L-1), total alkalinity (80-
392 mg.L-1), total acidity (224-500 mg.L-1), total hardness (348-452 mg.L-1), Ca2+ hardness
(74-162 mg.L-1), free CO2 (730-1170 mg.L-1), DO (2.7-5.5 mg.L-1). However, the DO value at
some points of the lake is too less (2.7 mg.L-1 and 3.7 mg.L-1) than the standard value (> 5-6
mg.L-1) of ECR, DoE, which might not be healthy for any water body and aquatic ecosystem.
Other water quality parameters are within the permissible limit of WHO and ECR, DoE.