Assessment of Physicochemical Characteristics of Groundwater Quality used for Drinking Water Supply of Firozabad City, India using Index Method
The aim of the present study is to assess the qualitative aspect of drinking water supply of Firozabad city (India) through index method and comparing it with existing standards for important parameters. The main components of the study include a field sampling analysis of groundwater collected from three different sites viz. Agra Gate (S1), Suhag Nagar (S2) and Raja Ka Tal (S3) and it’s Index is calculated from physico-chemical analysis of eight parameters taken together, which ranges from 235.56 to 576.59 indicating the heavy pollution load in water. The present paper also examines the occurrence of diseases in the households of Firozabad city obtained through field survey which shows that malaria, Diarrhea, Gastroenteritis and Cholera are most frequently diseases in the city inhabitants. The paper is concluded with few remedial strategies.
Key Words: Water Quality, Water Quality Index, EIA, Health, Diseases, Firozabad City.