GROUNDWATER POLLUTION STUDIES IN CHIKHALTHANA MIDC AREA, AURANGABAD DISTRICTSHOBHA APPASAHEB OGADE, MAZAHAR FAROOQUI, ABDUL AHAD AND SYED UMMUL KHAIR ASEMA
The water shortage is amongst the most critical concerns of this century. Groundwater quality is being severely harmed by the industriesâ rapid expansion and the careless dumping of their industrial waste water nearby. One of the main cities in the Deccan sub-region is Aurangabad, which is situated in the heartland of Maharashtra State, India, which is prone to drought. In order to determine how seasonal variations in groundwater quality affect irrigation and human health, the Chikalthana neighborhood of Aurangabad was chosen. Using the analytical methods. There has been an effort to investigate the state of the water in the current study. Groundwater around Chikhalthana industrial areas underwent physicochemical investigation. In the summer and winter seasons, 5 locations provided the samples of groundwater, that were analyzed for temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total hardness, total dissolved solids, turbidity, alkalinity, DO, BOD, COD, chloride, ammonia, calcium, magnesium, iron and nitrate. According to the findings of the physicochemical analysis of 16 water quality indicators, the pH, electrical conductivity, total hardness, chloride, ammonia, calcium, magnesium, iron, and nitrates were all within acceptable limits. While the turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and biochemical demand of the groundwater were higher than allowed in both time periods.