STATUS OF GROUND WATER AND MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY OF LUCKNOW REGIONU. P.
Annapurna Singh1 Jaspal Singh2 and Shikha1*
|Corresponding Author: Shikha, E-mail: [email protected]|
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The extent of deterioration of water quality is directly proportional to industrialization and urbanization in a modern society. In this study an attempt was made to compare the groundwater (Handpump/Borewell water) and the municipal water of various localities of Lucknow for which grab samples from eight spots namely Vidya-Vihar, South City, ELDECO, Telibagh, Charbagh, Nishatganj, Kailashpuri and Chinhat were collected and analyzed for pH, total hardness, chloride content, total alkalinity and nitrate. The results showed that on an average the hand pump water proved better in terms of pH and total hardness and municipal water proved better in terms of alkalinity and chloride content. The values of nitrate were lower for hand pump as compared to supply water in some areas but most areas showed higher nitrate concentration in hand pump water.