Ground water quality evaluation in Beed city, Maharashtra, India
The development activities cause depletion and degradation of ground water. A survey was undertaken to assess the quality of ground water in Beed district of Maharashtra taking both physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters into consideration. The present investigation is aimed to calculate Water Quality Index (WQI) of ground water and to assess the impact of pollutants due to agriculture and human activities on its quality. The WQI varied from 329.27 (winter) to 141.56 (monsoon) indicating level of nutrient load and pollution in the handpumps and borewells. The existing results revealed that water from handpumps and borewells are not safe for human use.
Key words: Ground water, pollution, water quality index, Seasonal analysis.