Evaluation of water quality of river Tawi with reference to physico-chemical parameters of district Jammu (J&K), India

Roopma Gandotra¹, J.P. Sharma², Hina¹ and Payal Andotra¹

¹Department of Zoology, University of Jammu (India) ²IIIM, Canal road, Jammu (India)

ABSTRACT:

The physico-chemical parameters (pH, temperature, Free CO2, DO, CO3-, HCO3-, Ca++, Mg++ and Cl-) were carried out for one year (April 2006 to March 2007) to evaluate the water quality of river Tawi (J&K). Four sampling stations (I to IV) were selected within the city limits of Jammu. Physico-chemical parameters were within the permissible limits but showed a regular trend of increase with increase of sewage contamination, as we move from Station I to IV. Contamination of river water suggests certain control measures to protect the riverine ecosystem for health, hygiene and sustainable environment.

KEYWORDS:

Tawi river,Physico-chemical parameters,Sewage,Pollution

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Gandotra R, Sharma J.P, Hina, Andotra P. Evaluation of water quality of river Tawi with reference to Physico-chemical parameters of district Jammu (J&K), India. Curr World Environ 2008;3(1):55-66.


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Gandotra R, Sharma J.P, Hina, Andotra P. Evaluation of water quality of river Tawi with reference to Physico-chemical parameters of district Jammu (J&K), India. Curr World Environ 2008;3(1):55-66. Available from: http://www.cwejournal.org/?p=742