Physico-chemical and Bacteriological Survey of Household Water Supplies in Selected Communities in Anambra State, Nigeria

C. O. Nwajinka, E. C. Nwanna, K. N. Ogbu


Physico-chemical and bacteriological characteristics of borehole water in seven communities in Anambra State were investigated to ascertain their portability and evaluate their pollution levels for household consumption. Obtained sample results were compared with threshold values reported by World Health Organization (WHO) for drinking water purposes. Study results show that values for total hardness, lead, copper, zinc, iron and coliform count exceeded the WHO thresholds and as such made this resource unfit for human consumption. It is recommended that the state water board be revamped and its branches established in all communities of the state to ensure regulation and control of the water household water supplies.

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