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Determination of Physico-Chemical Properties Of Sources of Water In Narok North Sub- County, Kenya

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Maasai Mara University, P.O BOX 861- 20500, Narok, KENYA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Maasai Mara University, P.O BOX 861- 20500, Narok, KENYA
  • 3 Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University, P. O. Box 109-60400, Chuka, KENYA
  • 4 Department of Environmental Studies, Forestry and Agriculture, Maasai Mara University, P.O Box 861- 20500, Narok, KENYA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 47-51, January,22 (2015)

Abstract

A study was conducted in Narok north sub-county, Kenya to analyze physico-chemical properties of water in various water sources in dry and wet season to determine water quality for domestic use. Properties analyzed included pH, temperature, DO, BOD, TDS, TSS and total hardness. The results indicated that most parameters fell within the accepted range according to WHO except for the BOD which indicated the presence of microorganisms and hence the water is not fit for human use unless treated prior to consumption.

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