Aher1, S.M. Deshpande2
scholar, Post Graduate Dept. of Geology, Institute of Science, Caves
Road, Aurangabad (MS), INDIA.
Professor & Head, Post Graduate Dept. of Geology, Institute of Science,
Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS), INDIA
Academic Editor: Dr.
The main source to
fulfill the enormous needs of water both for domestic and agricultural
purposes is water under Earth. The increased demand on water resources
in India as a result of progressive urbanization, socio-economic growth,
agricultural activities and development of industries. The objective of
this study was to evaluate water quality of the Maniyad Reservoir of the
Maniyad River and assess its feasibility for multi-purpose usage. The
Maniyad Reservoir is situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra
(India) and was constructed in 2003. Water samples were collected during
monsoon, post-monsoon and pre-monsoon season of 2008 and 2009. Physico-chemical
parameters analyses were carried out for pH, electrical conductivity,
TDS, alkalinity, Ca, Mg, TH, Cl-, Na and K. The reported data
were in compliance with WHO, BIS guidelines and EEC directives. It is
concluded that the reservoir water is fit for multipurpose uses, namely,
drinking, domestic, irrigation, fisheries, livestock, recreational
activities and industrial, and should be properly managed accordingly.