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Water Quality Index for Ground Water (GWQI) of Dhar town, MP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Govt. Post Graduate College, Dhar- 454 001, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 72-77, November,22 (2013)


This paper deals with the quality of ground water for public consumption to determine the ground water quality index (GWQI) of Dhar town. Physico-chemical parameters of ground water from 10 bore wells from different localities of the town were monitored seasonally during the study period. The parameters investigated were turbidity, pH, total alkalinity, total dissolved solids, hardness, sulphate, chloride, fluoride and nitrates. Seasonal GWQI were determined using mean value of the parameters. Results obtained from the study revealed that GWQI during each season is well within the permissible limit and the ground water is safe for drinking or fit for human consumption.


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