Assessment of Ground Water Quality Near Muncipal Dump Site and Estimation of Water Quality Index by using Weighted Arithmetic Method Tenali, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Sravan Kumar Chilukuri1, D. Satish Chandra2, SS. Asadi3

1Chilukuri Sravan Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, KL Deemed to be University, Koneru Lakshmaih Education Foundation, Guntur (A.P), India.
2D. Satish Chandra, Department of Civil Engineering, KL Deemed to be University, Koneru Lakshmaih Education Foundation, Guntur (A.P), India.
3S.S. Asadi, Department of Civil Engineering, Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology and Research, Deemed to be University, (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 29 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 125-129 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10230476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present study discuss about the ground water pollution near the municipal dump site of Tenali town, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. Tenali municipality is following the open dumping process such that there will be a huge problem to environment as well as human health. Dump site in Tenali is a non-engineered, improper and low-lying area. Dump site do not have any leachate collection point. Therefore the Leachate that is generated is percolated into landfill in the wet and rainy seasons. The study proposes the design of landfill for a municipal dump yard. Ground water samples are collected by fixing the landfill as centre and selecting the four cardinal points around the site. The samples were collected in the poly-ethylene bottles. The samples are tested for physical, chemical and biological parameters to estimate the level of pollution. The results were compared with Indian standards of drinking water (BIS-10500-1991). By using the weighted arithmetic method the water quality index is analyzed. This study is a reference to implement the best suitable technique to suggest the land fill. The construction of landfill will help the dump site for not allowing the Leachate to percolate into the soil and preventing from damaging the aquifer. The research suggest to upgrade of municipal dump to landfill for the protection of ground water.
Keywords: Water Quality Index (WQI), Weighted Arithmetic Method Leachate, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Indian Standards.
Scope of the Article: Water Supply and Drainage