Author(s): Guler Gocmez1, Fatmanur Uludağlı2
  • 1. Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Konya Technical University, Konya, Turkey
  • 2. Konya Technical Univesity, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Geological Engineering, Konya, Turkey

Abstract: Sille (Konya) is an important settlement where different cultures with traces of Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods live together. With the restoration work carried out in recent years, Sille Culture Valley has been opened to tourism. There are many water springs in and around Sille. These springs are widely used as drinking water by the people of the region and Konya. In addition, the Sille dam pond located in the region is used for both irrigation water and tourism purposes. In the study area are the units belonging to the Sızma, Ardıçlı and Dilekçi groups. Bozdağ and Bağrıkurt formations belonging to the penetration group are Paleozoic and consist of limestone and metacarbonates. The metacarbonates belonging to the Ardıçlı group and the dolomites and limestones are of Mesozoic age. The Dilekçi group consists of Cenozoic aged dacite, tuff, tuffite, sandstone, mudstone and limestones. All these units are unconformably overlain by the Quaternary alluvium. The temperature of the springs in the study area is between 10-14 oC, the discharges are 0,02 – 1,71 lt / s, the pH is 7,19-8,04, the EC values are 210-882 μs / cm, the hardness is 9-43 FS and the total mineralization is 269,15 – 817,24 mg / l. The mineral rich spring in the study area has a pH of 7.19, EC value 1932, hardness 87 FS and total mineralization 2148,66 mg / l. The aquifers of the springs are composed of volcanics and limestones. According to the Schoeller diagram, waters are of the same origin and the springs 4 and 6 are ionic rich. Weld water according to the Wilcox diagram Good and good water class springs 4 and 6 are in good water class.