Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 568-577 January-March 2017
SEASONAL VARIATIONS IN SURFACE WATER QUALITY OF RIVER NARMADA DUE TO SEWAGE EFFLUENT FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES AT MANDLA TOWN, NEAR JABALPUR CITY, INDIA
Department of Zoology, Rani Durgawati Government P.G. College, Mandla (INDIA)
Received on : August 20, 2016
The social and industrial advancement of any country is not possible without sufficient and safe water supply. The sources of surface water can be rain, river water, reservoir, lakes or irrigation canals, sea, and estuarine water. Such sources of water show a characteristic seasonal change in water quality. In present study, the samples were collected from different sites of Narmada river where the sewage effluent drained into river. The water samples were analyzed for physicochemical characteristic, the parameters are temperature, pH, Hardness TDS, Chloride, Alkalinity, Free carbon dioxide, DO and bacteriological test. The data observed are compared with BIS – 10500 : 2012 standards for drinking water. The present investigation highlights the adverse impacts of water quality of Narmada river due to discharge of sewage effluent.
Keywords : Narmada river, Physico-chemical parameters, Seasonal variation, Bacteriological analysis