Author(s): T. Mohana Priya, D. Kannan, N. Mani
The aim of the present study was to assess the quality of groundwater from Thiruvarur district, Tamilnadu (India) and to check its fitness for drinking purpose. Ten samples of groundwater were collected from Thiruvarur region. The pH was estimated by pH meter. Calcium, magnesium, chloride were analyzed by titration method. Sulphate, iron, nitrate, nitrite, chromium were estimated by spetrophotometric method. Total dissolved solids of the water samples were determined gravimetrically. Color of the water samples was determined by platinum-cobalt method. Taste of the water samples was determined by taste rating method. Turbidity of the water samples was determined by Nephelometric method. Some parts of Thiruvarur region water samples were compared with standard limits recommended by BIS. The comparative study of groundwater for this region, most of the areas is not suitable for drinking purpose.