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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF TANKER WATER DISTRIBUTED IN ATTA, AMARAKU AND ABAJAH COMMUNITIES IN IMO STATE

Authors:
Uzoechi A.U; Okoro P. E 3 and Agwunobi K. E

Abstract:
Microbiological and chemical quality of drinking water primarily results from water origin and type of applied water treatment. many infectious agents can be transmitted to humans through drinking water causing waterborne diseases, regular monitoring of drinking water quality in water supply systems is needed. This study investigates the microbiological quality of tanker water supplied to selected different local communities(Atta, Amaraku, Abajah) in Imo state during summer, Rainy and winter season for the period of the year June, 2017 to June, 2018. Since increased concentrations of some chemical compounds in water can influence on appearance and growth of microbiological populations, in this study relevant physicochemical parameters were also measured and correlated with obtained values of analyzed microbiological parameters. Physico-chemical parameters studied includes determination of the pH, temperature, turbidity, hardness, alkalinity, chlorides, fluorides nitrate, iron, silica levels in the water samples. The results obtained indicated that the chemical quality of the water samples under study falls within the standards recommended by World Health Organization. However, more potentially dangerous discovery was the level of Coliform contamination which exceeds the WHO standards. Other microorganisms detected were E. coli, Enterobacter, Salmonella, Pseudomonas. This can result in high incidence of water-borne diseases such as Dysentry, Diarrhea and Typhoid fever.

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