Water Quality Analysis of Surface Water Sources near Tindivanam Taluk
1Department of Chemistry, Presidency College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Central Ground Water Board, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- G Muthuraman
Department of Chemistry
Presidency College, Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 30, 2015; Accepted date: October 14, 2015; Published date: October 21, 2015
Citation: Sasikala S, Muthuraman G, Ravichandran K (2015) Water Quality Analysis of Surface Water Sources near Tindivanam Taluk. Ind Chem Open Access 1:106. doi: 10.4172/2469-9764.1000106
Copyright: © 2015 Sasikala S, 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.
The physico chemical parameters of surface water in Tindivanam Taluk, Tamil Nadu, India were analyzed by APHA standards (2012). The surface water is one of the sources of drinking and household use water in this area and monthly variation of water quality parameters such as pH, Dissolved oxygen, TDS, Alkalinity, COD as well as trace amount of metal concentration were measured. This had led to indiscriminate actions, including dumping of wastes into the water washing and bathing in open surface water bodies. The analytical results indicated considerable variation among the analyzed samples with respect to their chemical composition. The result shows that the water quality of Tindivanam city is not good and there is an urgent need for the preliminary treatment of water before it is used for the drinking purpose. Sustainable water development in the city is needed to fulfill the demand of water for future.