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  • Research Article   
  • Hydrol Current Res 2015, Vol 7(1): 227
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000227

Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Drinking Purpose by Using Water Quality Index (WQI) in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli Districts, Uttar Pradesh, India

Gopal Krishan*, Surjeet Singh, Kumar CP, Garg PK, Suman Gurjar, Ghosh NC and Anju Chaudhary
National Institute of Hydrology, , Roorkee-247 667, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding Author : Gopal Krishan, Scientist-C, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee-247 667, Uttarakhand, India, Tel: 09634254939, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 21, 2016 / Accepted Date: Feb 11, 2016 / Published Date: Feb 20, 2016

Abstract

A Water Quality Index (WQI) numerically summarizes the information from multiple water quality parameters into a single value that is understandable and usable by the public. This information can be used to assess spatial and temporal variations in overall water quality. However, these indices are time and region specific and may be influenced by local factors. Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh are situated in Ganga-Yamuna doab of fertile alluvium of Indo-gangetic basin where the demands for surface water and groundwater are growing with rapid increase in agricultural and industrial activities. In the present study, water quality index is worked out to assess the spatial variation of groundwater quality status for future planning and management of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts using WQI. Data of 104 groundwater samples covering the whole districts have been used. The Water Quality Index has been computed using five parameters viz., pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Chloride and Sulphate. The WQI results show that the overall water quality class is ‘good’ and water is acceptable for domestic use.

Keywords: Water quality index; Groundwater Muzaffarnagar; Shamli; Uttar Pradesh; Indo-Gangetic plains

Citation: Krishan G, Singh S, Kumar CP, Garg PK, Suman G, et al. (2016) Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Drinking Purpose by Using Water Quality Index (WQI) in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli Districts, Uttar Pradesh, India. Hydrol Current Res 7:227. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000227

Copyright: © 2016 Krishan G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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  1. James
    Posted on Sep 15 2016 at 1:54 pm
    The presented study area assess the recent groundwater status for drinking purpose using water quality index. For this, a groundwater monitoring network is designed and planned scientifically in the study area. The re-assessment of the WQI based on obtained recent data is useful in proper management of the water resources in study area districts. The manuscript is well designed and study is clearly presented.
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