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Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Page: 185-190
Effects of Domestic Wastes on Water from Shallow - Wells in Moduganari, Nigeria
Gwana, Adamu Mohammed, Laboratory Unit, Department of Animal Health and ProductionTechnology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, P.M.B. 1427, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Mshelia, Ngita Hassan, Department of Agricultural and Bioenvironmental Engineering, Ramat Polytechnic, P.M.B 1070, Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria
Abdullahi, Mumin Mai, Department of Basic Science and Technology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, PMB 1427, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Auwal, Mohammed Shu’aibu, Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Bagudu, Buhari Yawuri, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria
Mala, B. Mohammed, Laboratory Unit, Department of Animal Health and ProductionTechnology, Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture, P.M.B. 1427, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Abdullahi, Hala Mai, Department of Agricultural and Bioenvironmental Engineering, Ramat Polytechnic, P.M.B 1070, Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria
Sadiq, Aji Bukar, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri Nigeria
Received: Jul. 8, 2014;       Accepted: Jul. 21, 2014;       Published: Jul. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijema.20140204.11      View  3470      Downloads  181
Abstract
This study was conducted on the effects of domestic wastes on water from shallow - wells in Moduganari, Nigeria. Randomly designed into six water stations, samples collection was done as per the method of Gwana et al, (2014) applied. Physico-chemical and bacteriological examinations of water samples were applied as described by Association of Analytical Chemists, (1990), Tandon, (1999) and Cheesbrough, (2010). The results obtained reveal the type of water quality used in this area. The organoleptic characteristics of the water examined; four stations are colourless and the taste is agreeable, and five are odourless (not offensive). Five stations, falls within the standard value of pH (pH 6.5 to 8.5). Only one station met with the standard value for water turbidity (˂ 1TU) and the temperatures of the six samples were within normal range. Heavy metals concentration in the samples; cadmium, chromium, and copper, values obtained falls within the standard, and four samples falls within the standard values for lead (0.01mg/l), and two met with the standard values for manganese (0.05mg/l). The bacteriological examination of the water samples; only one met with the standard coliform count (1CFU / ml), two fit for table water, i.e. absence of E. coli. Aerobicmesophilic bacterial count falls within the recommended values (300 CFU / ml) for all of the samples. Most of the sources of water used by the communities in this area are unwholesome for consumption. There are high levels of contamination by the pollutants in this area; the populace are at risk with time unless these situations been addressed by the relevant authority concern. Proper planning, management, and development of this valuable resource in order to prevent pollution, to harmonize its availability with the need for different uses become necessary. Authority concern addressed this situation.
Keywords
Moduganari, Shallow-Wells, Wastes, Water, Quality
To cite this article
Gwana, Adamu Mohammed, Mshelia, Ngita Hassan, Abdullahi, Mumin Mai, Auwal, Mohammed Shu’aibu, Bagudu, Buhari Yawuri, Mala, B. Mohammed, Abdullahi, Hala Mai, Sadiq, Aji Bukar, Effects of Domestic Wastes on Water from Shallow - Wells in Moduganari, Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 185-190. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20140204.11
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