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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s02.122

GROUNDWATER QUALITY ANALYSIS OF DEEP AQUIFER IN KIKINDA, SERBIA

AUTHOR/S: T. C. MASTILOVIC, U. RADOJEVIC, B. VAKANJAC, S. SORAJIC
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 1, 489-496 pp

ABSTRACT

Municipality of Kikinda spatially belongs to the northern part of Banat, Autonomous
Province of Vojvodina and covers an area of 782 km2. The water supply system uses
groundwater wells which capture water from deep aquifer at a depth of about 200
meters and consists of central city water source and water sources from surrounding
local communities.
City’s central water supply system contains 14 wells, divided in several water sources
which are: "Šumice", "Toza Marković", “Jezero” and “Masarikova”. The total projected
yield of all 14 wells is 260 l/s.
Regarding the chemical composition, water from all observed wells in the whole area is
hygienically unfit or does not correspond to the Regulation on hygienic quality of
drinking water. For example, it should be noted here that there is a significant increase
of organic matter and increase of ammonia, while the occurrence of iron, nitrate and
nitrite is contained within the reasonable standard considering the period of 1989-1990
and for the period 1997-1998.
Having in mind the whole issue of the given municipality, this paper will present the
groundwater chemistry analysis and distribution of pollutants of the central water source
"Šumice”, using a software package for modeling groundwater chemistry.

Keywords: ground water quality, pollution, modeling