Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Water quality analysis of falaj daris at Nizwa area-A case study
Author(s): Yaqoub Al Harthi, Natiq Joodi, Satyanarayana.S.V
Abstract: The Aflaj is a ground water recourse that originates from mountains of Oman and caters the needs of drinking water and of agriculture by gravity flow. Five Aflaj systems in Oman were identified as world heritage centre by UNESCO. Aflaj system was existed in this area date back to 2500BC.Development is an ongoing process. Unplanned urbanization and industrialization are affecting ecosystems and species. Due to rapid growth in urbanization, huge quantity of municipal solid waste is accumulating. The municipal solid waste is the main source of ground water pollution. Since the Aflaj originates from ground water, there is a need to check the quality of all Aflaj systems at frequent intervals. The water quality of Falaj Daris of Nizwa area was checked by using standard methods of water quality analysis. Thirteen important water quality parameters were analyzed and found that the values were much below the limits.