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Drinking Water Quality Assessment of Ground Waters of Bhachau - Kachchh, Gujarat, India with special reference to major Anions and Cations

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Water and Health, J. S. S. University, Sri Varatheeswara Nagara, Mysore, Karnataka-570015, INDIA
  • 2 Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Mundra road, Bhuj- Kachchh, Gujarat 370001, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 67-72, May,22 (2014)

Abstract

The major objective of the present study is to assess the quality of the groundwater in Bhachau district which is the only source of drinking water in arid and semi arid zones. To collect the information on the level of pollution 34 water samples were collected from various village of Bhachau districts, Gujarat during February 2013. The Physico-chemical parameters analyzed were based on their clinical significance. Parameters like color ,odor , pH, electrical conductivity, turbidity, salinity, total dissolved solids, total hardness, calcium and magnesium hardness, fluoride, potassium, sulphate , lithium, bromide, ammonium, calcium were analyzed. Most of the parameters are exceeding the permissible limit recommended by BIS. Fluoride content in the water sample ranged from 3.20 to 5.37 mg/L. Analysis of various water quality parameters indicated the contamination of groundwater in the selected sites.

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