ASSESSMENT OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY OF MADHUBANI TOWNAMITA KIRAN AND ARVIND KUMAR JHA
Groundwater quality of Madhubani Town, was studied for a period of one year (January 2009 to December 2009) to assess its suitability for drinking purposes. Ground water forms major source of drinking water in Madhubani Municipal area. One Hundred Twenty ground water samples from Thirty Wards of Madhubani Town were collected for the study. Four samples each from thirty wards were collected. Fifteen physico-chemical parameters were analyzed and observed values were compared with standard values recommended by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Analyses of results showed that water is suitable for drinking purposes. Only the iron concentration was found to be crossing the permissible limit in 70 samples. The study also revealed that groundwater of the area is moderately hard. Fluoride content was observed very low in all groundwater samples.
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