Ground Water Quality Mapping for Pimpri Chinchwad Region
Shet Deepen,  Patil Omkar,  Ashwini Salunkhe
Intensive agriculture by indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, sewage water, and polluted drain water has posed a serious threat to groundwater quality in some peri-urban areas of Pune like Pimpri Chinchwad area. The objective of the study was to determine the groundwater quality and to map their spatial variation in terms of suitability for irrigation and drinking purpose. Ordinary method was used for preparation of thematic maps of groundwater quality parameters such as electrical conductivity, sodium adsorption ratio, bicarbonate, magnesium/calcium ratio, total dissolved solids, chloride, nitrate and hardness. The present study has analyzed post-monsoon physicochemical data of groundwater samples from bore wells spread over the entire area. In this project samples of ground water are collected and then tested. Physical and chemical parameters of groundwater were determined. Groundwater in the area is generally very good, pleasant, and fresh to brackish, average to very low saline and low alkaline in nature and fit for drinking purposes. Permissible average total hardness and TDS in all places of the study area identify the suitability of groundwater for drinking. Based on the TDS value, the groundwater in these areas is of bicarbonate/ calcium chloride/sodium chloride type.
Keywords- Groundwater pollution, drinking-water, physio-chemical parameters, spatial interpolation.
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Shet Deepen,  Patil Omkar,  Ashwini Salunkhe,   "Ground Water Quality Mapping for Pimpri Chinchwad Region"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.7, Issue 3, pp.898-902, September 2019, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1903154.pdf