Assessment of Quality of Ground Water in Some Villages of Gurgaon District, Haryana (India): Focus on Fluoride.
Ground water quality of Gurgaon district was assessed for its suitability for drinking purposes. The fluoride concentration in underground water was determined in various villages of Gurgaon district of Haryana state (India). The fluoride concentration in the underground water of these villages varied from 0.02-6.4 mg/l. Various other water quality parameters, viz., pH, total dissolved salts, total hardness, total alkalinity, calcium and magnesium hardness were also measured. Majority of the samples do not comply with Indian as well as WHO standards for most of the water quality parameters measured. Overall water quality was found unsatisfactory for drinking purposes. Fluoride content was higher than permissible limit in more than 23% samples.