Analysis of Total Dissolved Solids and Electrical Conductivity in Different Water Supply Schemes of Taluka Chachro, District Tharparkar
The present work aims at investigating groundwater quality parameters, particularly total dissolved solids (TDS) and electrical conductivity (EC) of Taluka Chachro District Tharparkar in Sindh province of Pakistan. The sampling was performed at twenty six different locations for the assessment of water quality and the results were compared with World Health Organization (WHO) standards. Water samples were stored in sterilized plastic containers of 500 ml immediately after collection from the site. pH and water temperature of the samples were checked at the time of sampling, whereas, TDS and EC were examined in the laboratory. The pH measurement was made with calibrated Hanna 3910 pH meter, electrical conductivity with Hanna 2210 EC meter and total dissolved solids (TDS) with Hanna 103 TDS meter. The results revealed that the amount of both TDS and EC in all examined water samples was more than WHO standards. It was concluded from the study that the examined groundwater samples are unsafe for human as well as livestock consumption.