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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, E-ISSN: 2249-8109


 Volume 1, Issue 3, 2011 pp 91-95


Date of Publish: 05 December 2011


Research Article


Assessment of Water Quality of the Maniyad Reservoir of Parala Village, district Aurangabad: Suitability for Multipurpose Usage


K.R. Aher1, S.M. Deshpande2

1Research scholar, Post Graduate Dept. of Geology, Institute of Science, Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS), INDIA.

2Assistant Professor & Head, Post Graduate Dept. of Geology, Institute of Science, Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS), INDIA

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.


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.