Status of groundwater quality of Tumkur town

Vishwanath, G. and Anantha Murthy, K.S. (2004) Status of groundwater quality of Tumkur town. Pollution Research, 23 (2). pp. 391-394. ISSN 02578050

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Abstract

Ground water is the most preferred water source in recent days. Once believed to be safe from pollution as it is available many strata below the surface, is now proved to be prone to pollution by many researchers across the world. The contamination of ground water may be due to improper disposal of domestic and industrial wastewaters. In urban centres the ground water is exposed to more threat than in rural areas. A study was carried out to assess the ground water quality of Tumkur town, one of the fastest growing towns of Karnataka and an industrial, educational and commercial centre. The study reveals that 50 of the samples have high turbidity, 95 have high TDS; 50, 60, 98 and 28 of the samples have chlorides, hardness, calcium and sodium content more than the permissible limits prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) respectively. However EC, nitrates and alkalinity are within the permissible limits. The deterioration of the ground water can be attributed to the lack of Under Ground Drainage System and non-maintenance of surroundings of the sources. © Enviromedia.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: groundwater pollution; urban drainage; wastewater; water quality, Asia; Eurasia; India; Karnataka; South Asia; Tumkur
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Environmental Science
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Environmental Science
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 09:57
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 09:57
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/1142

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