Drinking Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring in Morena District, Madhya Pradesh, India


Published: 2023-05-11

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i83477

Page: 9-15

Bidyalakshmi Phurailatpam *

Department of Environmental Science, ITM University, Gwalior-474011, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Ramkumar Lodhi

School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Kush Kushwah

Government Shrimant Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia College Kolaras, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Over extraction of ground water through borehole caused to reduction of water quality in city areas. An assessment of drinking water quality was undertaken at selected sites in the district of Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India. Some of the selected water parameters were observed at the time of sampling while other selected parameters were observed in laboratory. Water sample were collected in polyethylene coated wide mouth bottle in early hours of the day and sent to laboratory as soon as possible for further analysis. The areas selected have access to drinking water from borehole only located in their respective areas. Standard methods were followed for the analysis of selected water parameters. Basic water quality measures such as pH, EC, TDS, Cl, Total Hardness, Calcium, magnesium, etc. were varied, with high levels in certain regions of the study area. The majority of the samples are drinkable water; however some had high TDS, Ca and Mg, indicating the possibility of contamination. Presented study revealed that some of the water parameters are beyond permissible limit of world health organization (WHO). Study clearly indicated that proper monitoring should be applied at a regular interval in study area.

Keywords: Ground water, physico-chemical, contamination, borehole

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Phurailatpam , B., Lodhi , R., & Kushwah , K. (2023). Drinking Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring in Morena District, Madhya Pradesh, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(8), 9–15. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i83477


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