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Quality Assessment of Shallow Groundwater in Some Selected Agrarian Communities in Patigi Local Government Area, Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Basic and Applied Science (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 548-563

Keywords : Agrochemicals; agriculture; groundwater; potable; wastewater; water; shallow well;

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A study was conducted to determine the biological, chemical and physical drinking water quality from shallow wells in agrarian communities. An in-situ membrane filtration test kit was used to determine the microbiological quality of water and a photometer was used for the chemical analyses. Water samples were collected from protected shallow wells during wet and dry seasons of the year 2012 to determine the change in quality with different seasons. The results of the analysis show that Gapkan had the least value of pH of 6.7 while Lade had the highest value of 8.4. ANOVA (P

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