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Quality assessment of potable water from treatment plant storage reservoirs in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Chemistry Department, Benue State University, PMB 102119, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • 2Geography Department, Benue State University, PMB 102119, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • 3Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, PMB 5044, Dugbe, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 4Chemistry Department, Benue State University, PMB 102119, Makurdi, Nigeria

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 17-22, February,18 (2020)

Abstract

This research was conducted to assess the quality status of potable water in Makurdi, Nigeria. The reservoirs from which potable water was collected as samples in various surface water treatment plants was 32. The mean physicochemical and Bacteriological parameters were carried out; Range of parameters obtained were, TDS 500±3.35-1860±3.38mg/L, Conductivity 62±1.35-75±1.11μS/cm, Copper 0.08±0.01-0.09±0.02mg/L, E.coli 0-10±0.5. The results obtained can be said to be of low quality measured against standards, hence there is need for improvement in water treatment processes.

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