Groundwater is one of the major sources of water in urban areas. Due to heavy exploitation, the groundwater levels in many areas have gone down considerably and have also become contaminated. In this work, groundwater samples from a typical urban settlement are taken. Samples are collected from 26 locations across Udumalpet municipality from various sources such as bore wells and hand pumps and tested for their various physical and chemical properties such as color, appearance, odour, taste and chemical parameters like pH, Electrical conductivity, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Chlorides and Nitrates. The various results obtained are compared with standards prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO) and Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS).The Water Quality Index is also been calculated and the suitability of water for domestic purpose at various locations is assessed. The correlation and regression analysis is done to establish the relationship between various parameters. A suitable method for treatment of groundwater is suggested.
Volume 11 | Issue 11