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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2014-2030
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.239


Consequences of Urbanization on Surface Water bodies Water Quality along the Rural-Urban and Transition Zones of Bengaluru
Dhanush* and A. S. Devakumar
Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, GKVK, UAS, Bengaluru, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water contamination is one of the many consequential concerns of urbanisation that need immediate attention in most cosmopolitan cities. In Bengaluru, one of the fast growing metropolitan cities in India, most of the water bodies are contaminated. Thus it is critical to ascertain the extent of as well the source of contamination. This study is an attempt to see the water quality in the agro-ecosystems along rural urban transition zones (RUT) of Bengaluru. Water quality is determined based on specific physical, chemical and biological surrogates in both surface water (n=30) bodies located within one kilometer radius of agriculture lands. The mean water quality index of urban surface water suggest that it is not suitable for drinking but, fairly suitable for irrigation and industrial use (C3 and C4 category), while in the transition and rural area it is again not suitable for drinking purpose but suitable for irrigation and industrial use (C2 category). Piper tri-linear diagram indicate that majority of the surface water samples belong to mixed Ca2+–Mg2+– Cl–SO24− type. Results indicate that water quality in the RUT is depilating and cannot be used for human consummations. Hence there is an immediate need to put water resource management in place.


Keywords: Surface water quality, Drinking water quality, Irrigation water quality, Livestock water quality
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Dhanush, C. and Devakumar, A. S. 2019. Consequences of Urbanization on Surface Water bodies Water Quality along the Rural-Urban and Transition zones of Bengaluru.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2014-2030. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.239