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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BC3/S12.058

WATER QUALITY IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE ROMANIAN DANUBE FLOODPLAIN (CALAFAT- TURNU MAGURELE SECTOR)

M. Sima, P. Enciu, G. Kucsicsa, A. Bela
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Water Resources. Forest, Marine And Ocean Ecosystems, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-02-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 455 - 462 pp

ABSTRACT

The study-area lies in the south-western side of the Great Hydrogeological Dacian Basin, the localities being predominantly located on the lowermost, lower and middle Danube terraces. The main source of drinking water for population is the unconfined aquifer hosted within the alluvial terraces. Most of the rural localities in the study-area have low access to water supply networks and those with public water supply network are not entirely connected to sewage treatment stations. The results of the sampling campaign indicate that shallow water aquifer in the study area has nitrates levels above safety limits, thus having a potential high impact for human health, comparing to the deeper confined aquifer were the concentrations generally meet the quality guidelines. The results have an important practical implication for rural communities in the area as population has low information on the quality of their drinking water.

Keywords: water quality, local communities, Danube Floodplain, Romania