Water Quality Assessment of “River Morna” Through Akola
Sagar M. Gawande

Sagar M. Gawande RDTC, SCSCOE, Dhangwadi, Pune University Maharashtra, India.
Manuscript received on 21 May 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 May 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2013 | PP: 12-15 | Volume-2 Issue-2, May 2013 | Retrieval Number: B0550052213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Akola is growing industrial city and also the pilgrim place in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State popularly known as cotton city, spreading on an area of 10 Sq.km. It is situated on the bank of “River Morna”. Nearly 65 MLD of waste water is flowing through the drainage system to the river water. Major part of the waste water is directly discharged into the “River Morna” and further many villages on the downstream side are using the river water for drinking and for irrigation purposes. The higher BOD, COD and other chemical and biological contents are polluting the river water and affecting quality of soil by lowering its fertility and health effect to people of Akola. It was intended to carry out the analysis of waste water of “River Morna”. The sampling points were decided for collection of waste water from the “River Morna” and analysis is carried out and the results are discussed in the paper.
Keywords: COD, BOD, Coliforms, Dissolved Solids, Fluorides

Scope of the Article: Water Supply and Drainage