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Appraisal of Groundwater Quality in Ado-Ekiti Metropolitan Area, Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Advanced engineering, Management and Science (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 117-121

Keywords : Quality; Groundwater; Bacteriological; Ado-Ekiti; Assessment; Waste Disposal.;

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This study examined the groundwater quality in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Water samples were randomly collected from ten hand-dug wells (HDW) covering the entire Ado-Ekiti metropolis. The water samples collected using standard method was promptly taken to water laboratory at the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti for analysis. Physical, chemical and bacteriological tests were carried out. Most physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters analysed were found to be at disparity with both Nigerian and World Health Organization (WHO) standard for drinking water quality. The ground water pollution may not be unconnected with poor and improper waste disposal. In order to guide against cholera and other water borne diseases, public enlightenment on proper waste management is require to be carried out. It is recommended that samples of well water use for drinking and other domestic chores should be taken to laboratory chemical and bacteriological tests once in six months.

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