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Impact of Human Activities on the Quality of Groundwater from Sangamner Area, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sangamner Nagarpalika Arts, D.J. Malpani Commerce and B.N. Sarda Science College, Sangamner, Dist. Ahmednagar, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 66-74, August,22 (2013)


Groundwater is liable to contamination through anthropogenic and other sources like use of chemical pesticides, addition of industrial waste, domestic and agricultural waste to the water bodies. During last decades, it has been observed that the groundwater gets polluted drastically because of increased human activities. Consequently, the numbers of cases of water born diseases have been seen causing health hazard. The study has been carried out to assess the impact of human activities on the quality of groundwater of Sangamner area, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. 21 groundwater samples were collected along the Pravara River and assessed the physico chemical parameters such as P, EC, TDS, TH, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na, K+, HCO, SO2- and NO. The geochemical characteristics of groundwater have been found to be dominated by Ca+Mg &


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