GIS Based Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Coimbatore District, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nalini Jebastina
Easa College of Engineering and Technology
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 10, 2017; Accepted Date: March 27, 2017; Published Date: April 07, 2017
Citation: Jebastina N, Arulraj GP (2017) GIS Based Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Coimbatore District, India. J Environ Anal Toxicol 7:454. doi: 10.4172/2161- 0525.1000454
Copyright: © 2017 Jebastina N, 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.
Coimbatore city also known as Manchester of Tamil Nadu, is an industrial city. The study area is facing the problem of groundwater depletion and the quality is deteriorated to a greater extent. In this study, the quality of groundwater for its suitability for drinking and irrigational purposes was assessed by its hydro chemical parameters. Seventy eight groundwater samples were collected within the study area during post monsoon season of the year 2011.The samples were tested for the physical and chemical parameters. Geographic Information System (GIS) based analysis has been carried out to find out the quality of groundwater for drinking and irrigational purposes. Potassium concentration is found to exceed the maximum allowable limits in 62.82% of samples. Sulphate (SO4) concentration of all the samples was found to be within allowable limits. Based on the study, it was found that most of the samples are suitable for irrigation purpose.