Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Studies of Physico-Chemical Status of the Various Ponds and Streams at R.S.Pura Tehsil under Anthropogenic Influences
Author(s): Harjeet Kaur, Shiwali Gupta
Abstract: Water samples were collected from different sources i.e ponds, streams and ditches in 30 selected sites of tehsil R.S.Pura. The samples were analysed for 8 parameters such as temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, free carbon dioxide, chloride, hardness, alkalinity. The results obtained were compared which showed that with only a few locations with selected sites gave unsatisfactory results while most of the results were found within the permissible range. The quality of water, in some parts of the area was found unfit for drinking purpose and needed pretreatment processes. Gradual decrease in water quality was observed to be due to human and animal activities in the surveyed areas.