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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), Issue 2, Pages 870-874
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/137602

Seasonal Variation in Groundwater Quality of Yavatmal District, India

P. N. Rajankar,1 D. H. Tambekar,2 and S. R. Wate1

1Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment DivisionNeeri, Nagpur-20, India
2P.G. Department of MicrobiologySGB Amravati University, Amravati-02, India

Received 5 August 2010; Revised 20 October 2010; Accepted 20 October 2010

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Abstract

Seventy samples of groundwater were collected from different parts of Yavatmal District, India and analyzed. The results of this analysis were compared with the WHO water quality standards. The groundwater quality in this district showed slightly seasonal variation while the data computed in Water Quality Index (WQI) calculator. The WQI was varied from 73.0 to 80.2 during pre monsoon and 68.7 to 72.4 in post monsoon season, which showed slightly seasonal variation. This may be attributed to surface runoff and percolation process. The results showed that, the water in these areas are bacteriologically not safe and need treatment before it is used for drinking.