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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016
Assessment of Ground Water Quality: Selected Villages of Mahabubnagar Mandal & District, Telangana State (India)
Abstract: Present study aimed to analyse and compare the ground water quality with WHO standards of selected villages of Mahabubnagar mandal. Ground water samples collected where ground water is the only source for drinking. All the ground water samples were subjected to analysis of physico chemical parameters such as colour, turbidity, total dissolved solids, pH, electrical conductivity, chlorides, total hardness, nitrates, fluoride, sulphates etc. The obtained results compared with WHO standards. Findings reveal that ground water quality of the villages were deteriorating, most of the parameters found excess in limit. Almost all ground water samples in study area found unfit for drinking purpose. It is suggesting that the evaluation of water quality parameters as well as water quality management practices should be carried out periodically to protect water resources. The awareness campaign of waterborne diseases and importance of safe water for human health should be commenced by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWS) department.
Keywords: Ground water, turbidity, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Hardness, dissolved solids
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,
Pages: 2368 - 2374