ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
Groundwater quality monitoring of a significant habitat In Trakya University: Balkan Arboretum Area (Edirne, Turkey)
1Trakya University, İpsala Vocational School, Department of Laboratory Technology, EDIRNE
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2017; 35(4): 737-742
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Balkan Arboretum Area is located in the northeast part of the Balkan Campus of Trakya University in Edirne Province of Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the groundwater quality of Balkan Arboretum
Area by monthly monitoring some water quality parameters including total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity, electrical conductivity (EC), pH, turbidity, sulphate (SO4), nitrite (NO2), nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4).
Groundwater samples were collected monthly from Güllapoğlu Well between the dates of January 2016 – December 2016. The collected data were evaluated according to the criteria of Water Pollution Control Regulation in Turkey and evaluated as drinking water according to the criteria of Turkish Standards Institute, European Communities and World Health Organization. According to data observed, nitrate and phosphate concentrations detected in groundwater resources of Balkan Arboretum Area were high levels and may pose a significant risk factor in the future for the ecosystem and human health.