Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 582-586 Jan-Mar 2014

 

GROUNDWATER QUALITY STUDY OF BILASPUR, CHATTISGARH, INDIA

 

Pandey Ambuj

Department of Chemistry, Government Bilasa P.G. College, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 27, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Across the city of Bilaspur, India six strategic sampling stations were collected over a period of six months-starting from March to August 2013 to evaluate the qualitative status of the groundwater of the city. Seven key diagnostic parameters were selected as indicators of the groundwater quality and these are pH, conductivity, TDS, chlorides, sulphates, nitrates and fluorides. The analysis of the results indicates that the groundwater quality is pathetic and far from the standards lay down by various international agencies. Thus it is suggested that urgent precautionary measures should be taken by the local government, community and NGOs so as to prevent contamination of groundwater resources by sewage and industrial discharges etc and to encourage rainwater harvesting and recharging of groundwater resources by natural precipitations.

 

Keywords : Groundwater, NGOs, Diagnostic parameters, Rainwater harvesting, Sewage

 

 

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