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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2012 pp 120-124

Research Article

Assessment of Groundwater Quality and its Suitability for Drinking Uses in Warora tehsil, District Chandrapur, India

S.M.Deshapnde, K.R. Aher and G.D.Gaikwad

Post Graduate Department of Geology, Institute of Science, Nipatnirnjan Nagar, Caves road, Aurangabad (MS) INDIA

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Abstract: In order to evaluate the quality of groundwater in study area for its suitability for drinking purposes, sixty groundwater samples were collected during pre-monsoon period of the year 2011 and analyzed for various parameters. Physical and chemical parameters of groundwater such as electrical conductivity, pH, total dissolved solids, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, Cl−, CO32−, HCO3− and SO42− , NO3−, PO4−, and F − were determined. The value of TDS, Cl− and SO4 − ion concentration is within the limits in majority of the samples. The excess amount of Ca++, Mg++, TH and NO3− and F − in the groundwater is due to anthropogenic factors and geological characteristics of the aquifer. Assessment of groundwater samples indicated that groundwater in study area is chemically not suitable for drinking uses. Total hardness (25%), Calcium (59%), Magnesium (13%), fluoride (50%) and nitrate (17 %) are crosses the maximum permissible limits for human consumption as per the drinking water standards.