EVALUATION OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STUDIES ON GROUNDWATER IN AND AROUND AURANGABAD’S WALUJ MIDC AREAShobha Appasaheb Ogade, Mazahar Farooqui, Anis Ahmed Sheikh and Syed Ummul Khair Asema
Aurangabad District is primarily in the Godavari Basin, with a small portion in the Tapi River Basin to the north. Aurangabad is the divisional head of Maharashtraâs Marathwada area, which is located on 74 to 76 degrees East longitude and 19 to 20 degrees North latitude. It is part of Indiaâs huge Deccan plateau. Aurangabad covers a total area of 10107 square kilometres, accounting for 3.28 percent of the stateâs total area. Chikhalthana MIDC, Shendra MIDC, and Waluj MIDC are three of Aurangabadâs major industrial regions. The present study is under taken to explore the temperature, PH, DO, COD, TDS, TSS, Alkalinity, total hardness, nitrate, vhloride, and Sulphate, among other physico-chemical parameters, from Waluj MIDC area. The findings demonstrate that the majority of the physical and chemical parameters are well within the acceptable range. DO levels were found to be higher than the permitted limit at all sampling stations. When the results were compared to the World Health Organizationâs drinking quality criteria, It had been discovered that a few examples of water quality metrics were higher than the acceptable maximum value while others were not. Furthermore, current research might aid new places in better comprehending the hazards to the underground water supplies.