Physico-Chemical Properties of Drinking Water at Erinfun Community in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

  • K Adesina
  • TP Ojo
  • OJ Oje

Abstract

The properties of the drinking water from Erinfun community in Ado-Ekiti was investigated. A total of fourteen drinking water samples were collected from different sampling points in the community viz: Aba, DSA, Annex, Staff quarters, Health centre, Lagos male, Lagos female, Abuja central, Abuja hostel, SOE, Poli venture, Afe Babalola hall, Maintenance and Food
Technology. All the samples were analyzed for ten physico-chemical parameters such as temperature, colour, odour, taste, pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, acidity and alkalinity and eight metal ions (Ca, Mg, Pb, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and Al). The values of most parameters investigated were within the permissible limit of WHO (2003)
drinking water quality guidelines.

Key words: Physico-chemical properties, drinking water, Ado-Ekiti

Published
2013-01-23
Section
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