Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In Amaravathi Basin, Tamilnadu, India

Research Article
Kamala M and Sankar K
Groundwater, Water quality, Irrigation, WHO, GIS.

The knowledge of groundwater quality is important as it the major factor which determining its suitability for drinking, domestic, agriculture, and industrial purpose. To evaluate the water quality 60 groundwater samples were collected in the year 2011. Thus collected water samples in the study area were analyzed for electrical conductivity, pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), major cations like calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and anions like carbonate, chloride, nitrate, and sulfate, in the laboratory using the standard methods given by the American Public Health Association. The groundwater locations were selected to cover the entire study area where contamination is expected. The expected groundwater contaminants were chloride, nitrate, TDS, etc. The results were evaluated in accordance with the drinking water quality standards given by the World Health Organization (WHO 1993) etc. To know the distribution pattern of the concentration of different elements and to demarcate the higher concentration zones, the interpolation maps for various elements were also generated, discussed, and presented.