Pollution Research Paper

Vol.30, Issue 2, 2011; Page No.(267-271)

WATER QUALITY INDEX OF SURFACE WATER IN RURAL AREA AROUND ANGUL TALCHER INDUSTRIAL ZONE, ORISSA

P.C. DASH, J.R. DASH AND H.K. PATRA

Abstract

In this paper we assess the overall quality of pond waters used for irrigation and bathing purpose in rural area around Angul Talcher Industrial Zone, Orissa on the basis of Water Quality Index (WQI). The quality ratings of eleven water quality parameters were estimated in the period from July 2001 to June 2003 on the basis of which water quality indices (WQI) for all the sampling stations were determined. Three sampling stations were found severely polluted (WQI>100) and two excessively polluted (80

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