Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Drinking Purpose in Tehsil Bah, Agra District, India

Ajay Sharma* and B. Rupini

Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans Disciplinary Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi-110068, India

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The increasing dependence on groundwater for domestic, irrigation, industrial and other purposes is giving adverse impact on the aquifers and environment of the area. The present study is focused on the physico-chemical analysis of groundwater quality of Tehsil Bah, located in Agra district of India. A total 84 samples of groundwater were collected from different locations throughout the area of the tehsil Bah. Total 16 test parameters were analyzed to assess the quality of groundwater by adopting methodology and techniques given in the American public health association (APHA), 2017. Total dissolved solids are not meeting the requirements of acceptable limit in all the locations as per Bureau of Indian standard IS 10500:2012. Total hardness, total alkalinity, chloride, calcium and magnesium values are also not met the requirements in most of the locations. Sodium and fluoride concentrations also exceed the prescribed limits of Indian standard in some places.


Groundwater, Water quality, IS 10500:2012, Contamination.

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