Spatio- Temporal Of Groundwater Quality Studies In Manapparai Taluk, Trichy District Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article
Thamilarasan, T., Karangwa Dieudonne, and Sankar, K
Groundwater, Water Quality, Permissible limit, Irrigation, WHO

Understanding the groundwater quality is important as it is the main factor determining its suitability for drinking, domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. In order to assess the groundwater quality, 50 groundwater samples have been collected and analysed various parameters including electrical conductivity, pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), major cations like calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and anions like bicarbonate, chloride, nitrate and sulphate, 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 and attention was been given to the area where contamination is expected. The expected groundwater contaminations 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). To know the distribution pattern of the concentration of different parameters and to demarcate the higher concentration zones, the contour maps for various characteristics were also generated, discussed and presented.