PHYSICOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF GROUND WATER IN THE VILLAGE PAVNAR SITUATED ON THE BANK OF RIVER DHAM IN WARDHA DISTRACT (MAHARASHTRA), INDIAU.R. Chaudhari
The present investigation deal with the determination of quality of well, tube well and river waters taken from different wells and tube wells situated at a distance of ½ km from one another in Pavnar village in Wardha distract of Maharashtra. The investigations were made in pre-monsoon, monsoon and post monsoon seasons of 2010-11 to evaluate the suitability of water for domestic and agriculture purpose. Twenty ground water samples including open wells and bore wells and river were analyzed for pH, EC, Total NH3, Total hardness, TDS, Chlorine, Na, K, Total phosphate, sulphate, DO and COD. The variations in the values of these parameters are not significant in different seasons. Some deterioration in quality of water in some wells very near to river were observed from the result. In general water of all the wells can be safely used for drinking and irrigation purposes. Care must be taken to use this water for drinking purpose in pre-monsoon season. The attempts were also made to find out reason for degradation of water quality in some of the wells.
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