The present study was undertaken to assess major ion chemistry of groundwater to understand the groundwater quality for promoting sustainable development and effective management of groundwater resources. A total of 18 water samples were collected from selected parts of the rural area of Karangur and the water chemistry of various ions. Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, CO32-, HCO3-, Cl, SO42-, F- and NO3- are carried out. The nitrate appeared as a major problem of safe drinking water in this region. The authors recorded highest nitrate concentration, i.e., 70 mg/L in four groundwater locations. A comparison of groundwater quality in relation to drinking water quality standards revealed that four groundwater locations are not suitable for drinking.
Authors: Narsimha, A.; Sudarshan, V.; Srinivasulu, P.; Geetha, S.; Rama Krishna, B. ;Full Source: Advances in Applied Science Research 2012, 3(6), 4003-4009 (England) ;