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Title: Evaluation of groundwater pollution potential in Roorkee Town, Uttaranchal
Authors: Singhal D.C.
Roy T.N.
Joshi, Himanshu
Seth A.K.
Published in: Journal of the Geological Society of India
Abstract: Sewage irrigation, without proper treatment can cause groundwater contamination and accumulation of heavy metals and toxic organics in soils and water. In Roorkee town of District Haridwar (Uttaranchal) the major source of water supply is from groundwater resources for its populace and for industrial uses. The ongoing practice of sewage irrigation of crops in the Saliar farms just upstream of Roorkee town seems to have a potential for polluting the shallow groundwater resources of the area through leachate transport from the sewage farms. The present study indicates that there is some adverse impact of sewage irrigation on the groundwater quality in the upper aquifer in the vicinity of the waste disposal areas in and around Roorkee town warranting further detailed studies.
Citation: Journal of the Geological Society of India, 62(4): 465-477
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/26807
Issue Date: 2003
Keywords: Groundwater pollution
Groundwater quality
Roorkee
Sewage irrigation
Uttaranchal
ISSN: 167622
Author Scopus IDs: 7003355678
7202953226
7103239839
7103146549
Author Affiliations: Singhal, D.C., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Roy, T.N., State Water Investment/Devmt. Dept., West Bengal, India
Joshi, H., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Seth, A.K., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Singhal, D.C.; Department of Hydrology, , Roorke - 247 667, India
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