Water Quality Evaluation of Spring Waters in Nsukka, Nigeria

M. E. Okechukwu, V. Ogwo, C. U. Onuegbu, C. C. Mbajiorgu

Abstract


Water samples were collected and analyzed from five different spring water sources in Nsukka (Asho, Iyi-Nsukka, Ajie and Ikwoka-Obimo springs) to ascertain their portability for drinking, since they are consumed directly without treatment. Reports from hospitals in Nsukka metropolis indicate rampant cases of water borne diseases like typhoid fever. After analyzing the samples, it was found that most of the water parameters tested for was within WHO/NIS standard except in biological tests of coliforms, which have high concentration levels especially at Ajie and Iyi - Nsukka springs with 150MPN and 280MPN per 100ml. The springs also have E. coli of 3MPN/100ml each while Asho and Ikwoka- Obimo springs have <3MPN/100ml

Keywords


Spring waters, Water quality, E coli, Coliform, Portable water.

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