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Study of Groundwater Quality in Anjana Sub Basin, Aurangabad Dist., India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Central Administrative building, Aurangabad 431001, INDIA
  • 2Groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Agriculture College Campus, Wakdewadi Road, Shivajinagar, Pune 411 005, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 3, Issue (11), Pages 1-5, November,25 (2015)


An attempt has made to do the assessment of the groundwater quality in Anjana subbasin, in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India. A total number of twenty one groundwater samples were taken from the Dug well. All the groundwater samples are subjected to investigation of physico-chemical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, total alkalinity, chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, sulphate, and fluoride. The obtained results are comparing with WHO and BIS standard values. The results show that parameters such as fluoride, and nitrate were in high concentration at some of the groundwater sampling stations. The study of physico-chemical characteristics of these groundwater samples suggest that to meet the constantly increasing need of potable groundwater, the best way is to power the groundwater by protecting it from pollution and augment the groundwater resources by recharging it all the way through rainwater harvesting.


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