Physiochemical Analysis of Ground Water used for Domestic needs in the Area of Perundurai in Erode District
Water is indispensable for all the life forms on earth. But the comprehensive quality of water such as free from chemical pollutants and microbial contaminants is vital. The present circumstance of industrialization and urbanization has taken a toll on environment, polluting the soil, air, and water. Pollution as well as global warming has exhibited detrimental effects on our natural resources of which water becomes the inexplicable. Failing monsoon rains due to climatic changes, population explosion, and depletion of natural water resources such as groundwater, ponds, and lakes as well as intentional man-made pollution of rivers has lead to water scarcity. Even the scarcely available water is loaded by contaminants and pollutants which include mutagens, carcinogens, and pathogenic microbes affecting all the life forms affecting the ecological balance. Considering the above mentioned problem criteria, a part of the present work has been designed to analyze the quality of ground water around the industrial premises. For this objective, we have collected ground water samples from various locations in and around Perundurai area in Erode District focusing on quite far away from Industrial premises considering the concepts of leaching. Basic physio-chemical properties of the collected ground water samples have been analyzed by APHA standards. Comparative data analysis for the samples based on the analyzed parameters has been made. Highest possibility of water quality issues which affects the day to day consumption of ground water for the domestic needs of the people has been emphasized.
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