A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON WATER QUALITY CRITERIA OF DELIMI RIVER IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE OF NIGERIA

Njoku D C, Keke I R

Abstract


A survey to compare level of environmental law compliance using Delimi River, Jos in Plateau State was carried out. The study isolated major pollutants, resulting from waste water seepage from mines. Toxic substances implicated include iron (0.6-3.0 mgl-1), cadmium (1.5-2.1 mgl-1), lead (0.8-1.25 mgl-'), copper (2.6-3.8 mgl-l), Zinc (8.5 - 18.0 mgl-1) and cyanide (0.05-0.4 mgl-1). These values significantly (p < 0.05) violate the internationally recommended water quality criteria for drinking purposes, domestic use and aquatic life.


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Aquatic environment, water quality, Delimi river

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