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Quality assessment of water supply at Nsukka town in Enugu State, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 11, Issue (1), Pages 25-29, February,18 (2021)


The different freshwater sample collections took place at different locations of water supply at Nsukka town (New University road, Ugwuoye and Isiakpu). The samples were analytically assessed for their physio-chemical and bacteriological characteristics. The nature of work carried out involved samples collection preparation and analysis of the sample. Results obtained from various analyses were compared to standards set by the WHO and NAFDAC. It was inferred that the physical parameters fell within the standards except for colour which was high in borehole. The general results showed that the sources are not chemically polluted since the concentration of inorganic parameters are not higher than the WHO and NAFDAC drinking water standards. The analytical results also showed bacteriological contamination of well water, this means ensuring proper treatment before consumption. This implies that the E.coli that has polluted the well water might have come from sewage waste, livestock or agricultural waste. In a nut shell, the analytical result showed a pH of 6.6 for well water, 6.8 for borehole and 7.2 for tap water. E.coli was found to be absent in both tap water and borehole but detected in well water.


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