WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT & POPULATION PREDICTION OF MEERUT CITY: A CASE STUDYAHMAD ASHFAQ, ANWAR KHURSHEED AND ASHISH SHARMA
With the increase in population, rise in living standard of people and increase in boundary of Nagar Nigam the water demand has increased. The water demand includes requirement of cantonment, industrial and commercial areas. Rapid expansion of the city would take place near rural areas, industries and roads. The various parameters evaluated for the assessment of water quality included pH, D.O, Turbidity, TDS, Chlorides and Iron. The methods adopted for the prediction of future population were included Arithmetic Increase Method, Incremental Increase Method Geometric Increase Method and State Urban Average Method. The average of first two methods was taken for the design purpose. This paper presents the existing water supply sources, present and future population estimation, present water demand and future expansion of the Meerut urban areas and identifying water quality deterioration and ground water depletion.
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