Groundwater Quality Monitoring In Khimusniang Area Of Jowai Town, Meghalaya

IJEP 41(11): 1237-1244 : Vol. 41 Issue. 11 (November 2021)

Fortunately Paslein and R. Eugene Lamare*

Martin Luther Christian University, Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems, Shillong – 793 006, Meghalaya, India


In this study, an investigation was carried out to monitor the groundwater quality in Khimusniang area of Jowai town located in the state of Meghalaya, India. Groundwater samples were collected from ten sampling stations during post-monsoon and pre-monsoon seasons of 2019 and 2020, respectively. The groundwater quality was determined by analyzing water parameters, such as pH, electrical conductivity, turbidity, total dissolved solids, total hardness, calcium, magnesium, free carbon dioxide, iron and fluoride. The analytical results showed that most sampling stations are within the permissible limit. This is affirmed by the results obtained from the physicochemical water parameters studied, their values when compared to the standards given by BIS/ICMR are within the acceptable limit, except on a few occasions. In addition, water quality index assessments indicate water is under the category of good in most sampling stations.


Groundwater quality, Water parameters, Jowai, Meghalaya


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