Impact of Lime Stone on Groundwater and Soil
M.Satish Kumar1, P.Srinivasa Rao2, G.Venu Ratna Kumari3, Ambati Dattatreya Kumar4

1M.Satish Kumar, Professor, Civil Engineering, Kallam Harandha Reddy Institute of Technology, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2P.Srinivasa Rao, Assistant Professor, Department, Civil Engineering, Tirumala Engineering College, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh, India
3G.Venu Ratna Kumari, Assistant Professor, Department Civil Engineering, P.V.P. Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
4Mr. Ambati Dattatreya Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, V.R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 1101-1104 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E5984018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E5984.018520

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Abstract: Unpredictable rapid increased growth of population with increased lifting of water from the deeper crusts of earth leads severe groundwater contamination and also unrepairable damage to soil structure and its stability. The extent and severalty of damage to the groundwater and the soil depends on the nature and the toxicity of the pollutants. It is very difficult to identify exact sources of groundwater contamination as the sources are hidden from the sight even the sources are predicted it is difficult to measure the extent of damage to the groundwater and soil. Taken to consider it, the present study was carried out at Piduguralla municipal region, Guntur district Andhra Pradesh which is surrounded by limestone beds. Due to the availability and the abundance of natural lime stone the area is very much familiar with other name as ‘Lime city’ which is surrounded by number of lime stone and white cement industries. It was observed that chemicals from lime stone quarries damaging quality of both groundwater and the soil. Twenty five sampling locations were identified to collect groundwater samples along with ten soil sampling locations. Samples were collected for three times during the study period of three months and the average values were noted as final values, water quality results were correlated with IS5000 – 2012 standards to find out the suitability of water consumption, all the tests for both groundwater and the soil were carried out by adopting standard analytical procedures.
Keywords: Groundwater, Limestone beds, Soil, quarries, White cement,
Scope of the Article: Soil-Structure Interaction.