Assessment of Water Quality from Hand Dug Wells in Kurmin Siddi, Kaduna State
Keywords:Portable water assessment, hand-dug well, physicochemical and bacteriological assessment.
Communication in Physical Sciences 2020, 5(2): 198-204
Authors: Ibrahim Usman, Williams N. Kaigama, Thankgod Daniel and Abu E. Benjamin
Received 17 April 2020/Accepted 20 May 2020
After considering the necessity for portable water and hand dug wells as the common source of water, physicochemical and biological analysis was carried out on water samples collected from four hand-dug wells located within Kurmin Siddi settlement in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Mean values of the measured parameters were Turbidity (2.50±0.01 to 4.90±0.20 NTU) Hardness(61.99±0.02 to 83.70±0.01 mg/L), conductivity (0.06±0.83 to 1.66±0.32µS/cm6), pH(6.30±2.27 to 8.21±0.24)and total coliform count (9 to 26). The analysed parameters were compared with WHO (2002) requirements for drinking/portable water. Although all the measured parameters were within WHO standards, the total coliforms count is above the standard which indicate that the water is not suitable for drinking except it is treated.
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