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Water and Energy International
Year : 2016, Volume : 58r, Issue : 10
First page : ( 55) Last page : ( 58)
Print ISSN : 0974-4207. Online ISSN : 0974-4711.

Water Quality Index of Groundwater in Haridwar District, Uttarakhand, India

Krishan Gopal1, Singh Surjeet1, Singh R.P.1, Ghosh N.C.1, Khanna Anurag2

1National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand

2CGWB, Dehradun

Online published on 8 February, 2016.

Abstract

In the present study, water quality index is worked out to assess the groundwater scenario of Haridwar district, Uttarakhand, India. Data of forty groundwater samples collected from piezometers, dug wells, bore wells are used. The Water Quality Index is computed using seven parameters viz. pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Fluoride, Chloride, Sulfate and Nitrate. The WQI results show that the overall water quality class is ‘good’ and water is acceptable for domestic use.

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Keywords

Water quality index, groundwater, Haridwar, Indo-Gangetic basin.

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