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Evaluation of Physico-Chemical and Microbial Properties of Ground Water Recharged through water Harvesting System in Gwalior, MP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Life Science and Technology, Boston College for Professional Studies, Gwalior, MP, INDIA
  • 2Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, RVSKVV, Gwalior, MP, INDIA
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Govt. KRG College Gwalior, MP, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 72-75, November,18 (2014)

Abstract

In present time water shortage throughout the world is a major problem. Rainwater harvesting is one of the solution to the problems of water shortage in arid and semi-arid regions in India. When this water is used for drinking purpose, it is necessary to assess its quality. The purpose of this study was to assess the physico-chemical properties and microbial activity of underground water recharged by water harvesting system in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Underground water samples were collected from different places of Gwalior city and Dabra town in the month of September which was recharged by water harvesting system. The physico-chemical properties such as color, iron pH, total dissolved solid, salinity, electrical conductivity, acidity, alkalinity, chloride, total hardness, calcium and magnesium hardness and microbial activities were studied and analyzed. The results obtained were compared with permissible limits of the drinking water set by Bureau of Indian Standards. It was observed that water samples except sample no. 3 and 4 were within the permissible limit. This shows that water from these sources is safe for drinking purpose.

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