Water resource, being the most precious natural resource is getting depleted in the recent times in a drastic manner as
ever before. The river water bodies, due to the discharge of industrial effluents and other wastes, is becoming more and more
polluted, severely degrading its quality of usage. Recent studies have shown the serious need of Water quality assessment to know
how far the resource is being polluted. The paper is on a survey work carried across the river Periyar at different sampling points
to determine and analyze the water pollution trends.