Sukhana River subbasin of Aurangabad district, INDIA.
and Development Agency, District Office, Central Administrative
Building, Aurangabad (MS) INDIA
Academic Editor: Dr.
Aher K. R.
Water quality has
significant role in human health and sustenance of human, animals and
plants. The quality of groundwater within a region is governed by both
natural processes such as precipitation rate, weathering processes and
soil erosion and anthropogenic effects such as urban, industrial and
agricultural activities and the human exploitation of water resources.
This paper deals with the drinking water quality of the Sukhana river
sub-basin of Aurangabad districts. Twenty groundwater samples collected
and were analyzed for major physicochemical parameter such as pH,
Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Disolve Soilids (TDS),Calcium (Ca2+),Magnesium(Mg2+),Total
Hardness (TH), Sodium (Na+),Potassium (K+),
Bicarbonate alkalinity (HCO3−),Sulphate (SO4−),Chloride
(Cl−) and Nitrate (NO3−) in order to
understand the different geochemical processes affecting the groundwater
quality. The analytical data were interpreted with World Health
Organization and Indian Standard Institution drinking water standards.
The analytical results indicate the majority groundwater samples are
suitable for drinking purposes except few which indicates signs of
deterioration in the study area. The aquifers of Sukhana river subbasin
are subject to contamination at same places due to sewage effluents,
industrial discharge and excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides in
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