WATER POTABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BORANAKANIVE RESERVOIR IN CHIKKANAYAKANAHALLI TALUK OF TUMKUR DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIAR. Shruthi and S. Ramakrishna
Owing to the severe scarcity of the freshwater resources, proper assessment of water quality of the available freshwater resources is very essential, mainly in the rural parts of India. The present study aims to adjudge the water potability of Boranakanive reservoir in Chikkanayakanahalli Taluk of Tumkur district, Karnataka. Surface water from three different stations of the reservoir were collected on monthly basis for a span of one year (JULY 2018- JUNE 2019) and subjected to analysis of various parameters such as pH, Turbidity, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Calcium, Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate and Sulphate. The results brought to limelight, the discernible elevation in pH, turbidity and EC above the permissible limits, making the water unsuitable for drinking purpose.