GROUND WATER CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PUBLIC HEALTH IN PRAVARA AREA, NIAHARASHTRAA.J. DHEMBARE, G.M. PONDHE AND C.R. SINGH
This paper presents results of a study of 24 drinking water samples from dug well in order to find out the magnitude of health problem in pravara area, Maharashtra. The water quality parameters viz-pH, TDS, TH. Ca, Mg, Cl, SO4, PO4, and NO3 were carried out The finding reveled that the contents in majority of sampling sties were below the WHO and ISI permissible limits for drinking water. Besides, sulphates in some well samples were high. The Cl. PO4 and NO3 wre found to be within the permissible limits, the results were discussed in the lit;ht of WHO and ISI standards for drinking water and literature on public health aspects.
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