Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Ground Water of Sambhar Lake City and its Adjoining Area, Jaipur District, Rajasthan, (India)

Author(s): Anita Joshi and Gita Seth

Groundwater samples were collected from different locations of Sambhar lake city and its adjoining area for their physico-chemical studies. Laboratory tests were performed for analysis of samples for total dissolved solids, EC and major ions e.g., Ca+2, Mg2+, NO3 –, F–, Na+ and K+. In this analysis, results for main ions contributing towards TDS and NO3 – are being reported. On comparing the results against drinking water quality standards laid by Indian Council of Medical Research (I.C.M.R.), it is found that most of the water samples are non-potable for human beings due to high concentration of one parameter or the other. Most of the samples have total dissolved solids values much higher than maximum permissible levels by I.C.M.R., which is 1500 ppm. The high value of these parameters may have health implications and therefore, needs attention.

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