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Physicochemical status of water samples from hand-dug wells in Ajebamidele area of Ado-Ekiti, Southwest, Nigeria

E.A.A Oyedele

Abstract


Physicochemical analysis of water samples from hand-dug wells in Ajebamidele area of Ado-Ekiti, Southwest, Nigeria were carried out in order to assess the quality of water from these sources. Samples were taken from 24 evenly distributed wells and 20 parameters were determined. The results showed variations in physicochemical quality of water from the hand-dug wells. A synthesis of the data indicates that most of the well waters are potable since the concentrations of ions in majority of the samples are below the maximum permissible level indicated in the World Health Organization (WHO) standards. Complimentary pre-use treatments would enhance the quality status of the well water as desirable.

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Keywords: Regolith, pollution, potability, wells, parameters.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijbcs.v3i5.51063
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