Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2014, 2(4), 94-99
DOI: 10.12691/aees-2-4-2
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Assessment of Water Quality for Drinking Purpose in District Pauri of Uttarakhand, India

Shweta Tyagi1, Prashant Singh1, Bhavtosh Sharma2, and Rakesh Singh3

1Department of Chemistry, DAV (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

2Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Center (USERC), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

3Department of Chemistry, DBS (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Pub. Date: July 27, 2014

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Shweta Tyagi, Prashant Singh, Bhavtosh Sharma and Rakesh Singh. Assessment of Water Quality for Drinking Purpose in District Pauri of Uttarakhand, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2014; 2(4):94-99. doi: 10.12691/aees-2-4-2


The water quality of Pauri District of Uttarakhand, India has been assessed during pre- and post-monsoon seasons to express the suitability of water for drinking purposes. The values of turbidity and iron exceed the permissible limit prescribed by Indian Standards for drinking purpose. Some sites were also contaminated with large number of total and fecal coliform bacteria. Piper diagrams exhibit that all water samples fall in Ca-Mg-HCO3 hydrochemical facies and show the nature of carbonate hardness during both seasons. Based on the seasonal variation, the concentrations of most of the parameters considerably decreased during post-monsoon season and show the dilution effect of rain water in monsoon season. Water quality index describes the suitability of all sources for drinking purpose with ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ water quality during pre- and post-monsoon seasons, respectively.

Drinking water quality Piper diagrams Water quality index Uttarakhand Pauri district India

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