The seasonal variation of water quality parameters in Vaigai River at Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
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Volume - 5 Issue - 2
Year of Publication : 2015
AuthorsDr.C.Balamurugan, R.Sivakumar


Dr.C.Balamurugan, R.Sivakumar"The seasonal variation of water quality parameters in Vaigai River at Madurai, Tamilnadu, India", International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT), V5(2):60-68 Mar - Apr 2015, ISSN:2249-2593, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract - River water is the major source of water supply for domestic purposes in Urban as well as Rural parts of India. Now-a-days river water is likely to fall in its source level due to the lack of rainfall, deforestation, urbanization etc. Monitoring of water quality levels is thus important to assess the levels of pollution and also the potential risk to the environment. The Water samples were collected at 8 different sampling stations in Madurai. The samples were analyzed for the various physicochemical parameters using the standard methods and procedures were used for quantitative estimation of water quality parameters. Most of the WQPS of the ground water samples are found to be above the tolerance limits prescribed by BIS and WHO. The results of WQI values show that all the water samples are found to be well above the permissible limit (0-100) and unfit for drinking purposes. Most of the people in and around the study area depend on river water for drinking, bathing and washing purposes. The water quality has also been changed due to many anthropogenic activities. It is concluded that the water quality is affected by the seepage of sewage, waste water and urban runoff due to the lack of sewage facility.


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