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Assessment Of Groundwater Quality In Mattampally - Mellacheruvu Areas, Suryapet District, Telangana State, India

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N. Sathaiah, M. Muralidhar



Groundwater Quality, Mattampally-Mellacheruvu areas, Physicochemical parameters, Rock-dominance.



Water plays a major role in supporting human life. Much of the water used for drinking, irrigation, and industrial activities. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have lead to deteriorate groundwater quality. Consuming contaminated water may lead to different diseases, which causes adverse health effects. Therefore, it is vital to ensure a good quality of water supplied to the community, which meets the desired standards. A field study has been conducted to assess the groundwater quality in Mattampally – Mellacheruvu areas, Suryapet district, Telangana. Water samples from 75 locations are collected in the pre-monsoon season (June 2011), and their respective physicochemical parameters are analyzed. Granite, Quartzite, and Limestone are the principal rocks found in the area. NW part of the study area has higher values of Total dissolved solids, Chlorides, Nitrates and Bicarbonates, whereas NE part of the area has a higher concentration of Sodium, Potassium, and Sulphate. Plots of Gibbs diagram shows that area is rich in rock dominance. Hence, our results suggest that groundwater quality in the study area is affected by rock composition and there is a need to treat water before supplied to the local community. Poor agriculture practices should be substituted to reduce the impact of fertilizers.



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