Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 523-529 January-March 2015

 

ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND ITS SUITABILITY FOR DRINKING AND IRRIGATION PURPOSES IN MAHESHWARAM AREA, RANGA REDDY DISTRICT, TELANGANA STATE, INDIA

 

Laxman Kumar. D*, Sateesh K., Praveen Raj Saxena1, Satyanarayana E. and A. Edukondal2

1. Department of Applied Geochemistry, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad (INDIA) 2. Department of Geology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Assessment of groundwater quality has been carried out to determine dissolved ions in groundwater. Quality of groundwater in Maheswaram watershed of semi-arid region of South India is evaluated for suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes. The main lithological unitís granite and basic dyes. 37 groundwater samples were collected from boreholes. The quality assessment were made by analyzing pH, EC, TDS, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl-, HCO3-, CO32-, SO42-, NO32-. Based on these analyses parameters like Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR), Residual Sodium Carbonate (RSC), US salinity diagram and sodium percentage were calculated and found that majority of samples were found unsuitable for drinking and irrigation purposes

 

Keywords : Groundwater quality, SAR, RSC, US salinity diagram, Drinkingwater

 

 

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