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Assessment of the Impacts of Solid Waste Dumpsites on Hand-dug Wells within Bauchi City Wall

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 1658-1663

Keywords : Hand dug wells; Total Dissolved Solids; faecal coliform;

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This study assessed the impacts of solid waste dumpsite on hand-dug wells within some parts of Bauchi metropolis. The results of the water samples collected and analyzed showed that there are high concentrations of physical (colour and Total Dissolved Solid) and some chemicals (zinc, cadmium, chromium, magnesium and calcium) parameters while some are low in concentration from hand-dug wells located near to solid waste at open dump sites. However, results of the water samples analyzed from hand-dug wells located very far away from open site shows that there are high concentrations of chemical (nitrate, nitrate-nitrogen, lead and pH) and high in bacteriologic content (faecal coliform). This finding therefore concludes that both water samples from hand-dug wells near and very far away from open waste dump sites are contaminated by solid waste, animal dung, latrine or geological formation

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