Pollution in Melendiz Water Basin Groundwater
I. Samet Karadavut1, A. Cemal Saydam2, Erkan Kalıpcı3, Sedat Karadavut4, Celalettin Ozdemir5, Savaş Durduran6
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1Turkish Accreditation Agency, Ankara, Turkey
2Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department,
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
3Environmental Engineering Department, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Nevsehir University,
Nevsehir, Turkey
4Engineering and Architecture, Environmental Engineering Department,
Ahi Evran University, Kırsehir, Turkey
5Engineering Faculty, Civil Engineering Department, KTO. Karatay University, Konya,Turkey
6Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering Department,
Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(3):659-666
In our study, samples were taken from the groundwater that is used for drinking and irrigation in the Melendiz Water Basin, and the quality of water and the factors causing pollution were determined by evaluating them according to “Continental Water Sources Quality Classification Criterions” (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Forest/Regulation for Water Pollution Control). When the analysis results of samples taken between 2006 and 2009 were compared, it was determined that the amount of pollution increased in time. Moreover, the seasonal variations of ground water quality criterions were determined and the precautions that should be taken to minimize this pollution were discussed.
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