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Impact on Soil Properties by the use of Sewage for Irrigation


  • Department of Civil Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara- 144402, Punjab, India


Objectives: In this study, crops were irrigated with sewage and groundwater. The soil was tested for various characteristics during the growth time of the crop. Methods/Statistical Analysis: To investigate the beneficial impacts of domestic waste water on soil properties, groundwater and domestic wastewater samples are discharged into the soil separately. After 10 days, 15 days, 20 days of application of wastewater soil parameters N, P, K & pH of two soil sample containing sewage and groundwater was determined. Findings: The use of the sewage improves the physicochemical properties of the soil as compared to the application of groundwater. Sewage leads to increase of crop yield with an improved fertility status of the soil. There is a significant change in the properties of the soils irrigated with sewage and groundwater. Thus, use of sewage for irrigation is a considerable method for the management of wastewater. Applications: Farming with wastewater is a potential method to decrease the rise of freshwater demand.


Crops, Domestic Wastewater, Soil Parameters (N, P, K, O.C).

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