Suitability of Water Sources for Domestic and Irrigation Purpose around Corporate Dumpsite
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Department of civil engineering, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli-627007, Tamilnadu, India
Department of Civil Engineering, VOC University College of Engineering, Anna University, Thoothukudi-628008, Tamilnadu, India
Submission date: 2020-08-04
Final revision date: 2020-10-20
Acceptance date: 2020-12-05
Online publication date: 2021-05-21
Publication date: 2021-07-07
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Sidhardhan Susaiappan   

Department of Civil Engineering, GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Tirunelveli, PERUMAL PURAM - POST, 627007, TIRUNELVELI, India
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2021;30(4):3803–3812
Water is an important resource for domestic, agriculture, and industrial purpose. The urban population requires a wide range of urban services including water supply, sewerage, and solid waste management. In most cities, the solid waste is dumped in open dumps without proper lining which affects the environmental media such as water and land. So the present study was focused on the impact of leachate on water quality. Water samples were collected from the Ramayanpatti dump site and the surrounding area. The water samples were tested for various physiochemical parameters and also predict the various effective irrigation indices such as Sodium Absorption Ratio, Residual Sodium Carbonate, Soluble Sodium Percent, Magnesium Absorption Ratio and Chloro-Alkaline Indices. Based on the Water Quality Index and irrigation indices most of the samples were not suitable for domestic as well as irrigation purposes. This indicates that the water is contaminated by leachate.