Quality Assessment of Borehole and Sachet Water Samples in Kaduna South Metropolis
Keywords:Water quality, Southern Kaduna,, Sachet and Bore Hole
Communication in Physical Sciences 2019, 4(2):167-173
Authors: Nathaniel Atamas Bahago, Gideon Wyasu, and Vincent Chijioke Ugboaja
Received 29 November 2019/Accepted 24 December 2019
The physicochemical properties of six samples each of borehole and sachet water in Kaduna South were determined and contrasted with the WHO permissible limit. It was discovered that the concentration of heavy metals such as lead and cadmium were higher than WHO tolerable limit. Also, some samples had TSS, TDS. nitrates, conductivity, which ranged from: 0 – 8, 12.9 - 18.9, 1.5 - 4.2, 002 - 070 against the WHO range of 500 mg/l, 500 – 1500 mg/l, 25 mg/l and 1000 µs/cm respectively. None of the analysed water met the microbial quality requirement for portable water. Therefore, there is need for environmental re-assessment of licensed water producers, their industrial installation and health impact of their products.
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