Groundwater Quality And Its Role In Endemic Kidney Diseases-A Case Study At NorthEast Coast (Uddanam) Of Srikakulam District 

IJEP 39(8): 719-727 : Vol. 39 Issue. 8 (August 2019)

H. Ramamohan1, I. Sudhakar2 and S. V. Maruti Prasad3

1. Aditya Institute of Technology and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Tekkali, Srikakulam
2. Aditya Institute of Technology and Management, Department of Enviromental Studies, Tekkali, Srikakulam
3. Aditya Institute of Technology and Management, Department of Chemistry, Tekkali, Srikakulam


Groundwater level and quality can be obtained through representative sampling. The important attributes of groundwater regime monitoring are water level, water quality and temperature. Marks of groundwater geochemistry, like water levels and quality are determined in the north-east coast of Srikakulam district, A.P. in order to establish a link among chronic kidney diseases (CKD), water quality and depth to water. While the groundwater is used for potable purposes, its quality and depth is of major concern, water is influenced by geogenic elements with depth. The present research concentrated on kidney inflicted areas and has compared the results with non-inflicted areas from March 2014 to February 2015, where majority of people were using groundwater as their potable source. The survey conducted on basic water quality parameters, like EC, TDS and pH alongwith the depth to water table in both inflicted and non-inflicted areas. The in-situ analysis was intended to perpetuate the water quality for pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons at the study area. Though both the divisions are meeting the required desirable limits division two exhibiting more kidney patients. Specially TDS shows much influence over the function of kidneys. In division two 33% of the stations are not possessing required acceptable limits. However, it is not clear whether TDS is influencing the kidney failures or not. Some deviations are still observed in EC and TDS. 


Groundwater, Water depth, Water quality, Potable use, Chronic kidney diseases