IJEP 41(6): 658-662 : Vol. 41 Issue. 6 (June 2021)
Ashok Yashwant Thirukonda and Saumya Singh*
Indian Institute of Environment Management (IIEM), SIES, Navi Mumbai – 400 706, Maharashtra, India
The study was carried out to assess the impacts of anthropogenic activities mainly industrial activities on groundwater and surface water quality around Babrekar Nagar in Kandivali West, Mumbai. The water quality was assessed in terms of physico-chemical parameters. Groundwater (from the open well) and surface water (from pond) samples were collected from Babrekar Nagar in the month of April 2019. The physico-chemical parameters, such as pH, electrical conductivity, turbidity, TDS, hardness, chloride concentration and BOD were determined as per the standard methods mentioned in APHA . Analysis of data was done to detect any sign of deterioration in the groundwater and surface water quality. The results were compared with the drinking water quality standard (IS 10500) . It was found from laboratory investigation that both groundwater and surface water were contaminated at sampling sites. This study will help to demarcate the polluted source so that suitable measures can be taken in reducing water pollution.
Physico-chemical analysis, Groundwater, Surface water, Water quality, Water pollution
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