ASSESSEMENT OF GROUND WATER QUALITY NEAR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DUMP SITE AT SAMASTIPUR- A CASE STUDY

Manoj Kumar Mishra, Surendra Prasad, A. M. Jha

Abstract


The present study was carried out to assess the impact of domestic waste disposal on groundwater quality at Samastipur, Bihar, India. The samples of ground water were collected from hand pumps in and around the waste disposal site. The samples were analyzed for various physico-chemical parameters viz. pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total hardness (TH), total dissolve solid (TDS), nitrate and phosphate. The results showed that water samples of many hand pumps were contaminated. Therefore, dumping of municipal solid waste is posing a serious threat for the groundwater quality. Thus, there is a need for Groundwater analysis around the dumpsite to know to what extent it is contaminated due to disposal of municipal solid waste.


Keywords


Municipal Solid Waste Dump Site, Groundwater, Samastipur.

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