Characterization of Water Quality on University Campus
Chemical Science International Journal,
Introduction: Safe drinking water is vital to all human and living organisms.
Aim and Study Location: This study appraised untreated water within the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) campus with a view to ascertaining their potability.
Methodology: The samples were analyzed using the America Public Health Association (APHA), standard protocol
Results: The pH indicated that the water were acidic with pH values from 3.50 ± 0.04 to 5.73 ± 0.08. Total iron exceeded the stipulated WHO limit of 0.3 mg/L in some of the locations with concentration varying from 0.232 ± 0.01 to 0.963 ± 0.04. The heavy metal load was relatively low and within regulatory limits.
Conclusion: The study concluded that water should not be consumed without treatment due to the non-conforming parameters. In addition, waters with a non-conformance contributed by feacal coliform (E coli) or any other microbial entities should be avoided since serious health water-related diseases (cholera, typhoid, dysentery and diarrheal) may set if consumed.
- health implications
- safe water
- water consumptio
How to Cite
Isichei OT, Ogeleka DF, Okieimen FE. Consideration of the groundwater quality in Effurun metropolis. Bulletin of Geo-Environmental and Climate Change Adaptation Research. 2015;4:1-40.
Pawari MJ, Gawande S. Ground water pollution and its consequence. International Journal of Engineering Research and General Science. 2015;3(4):773-76.
World Health Organization (WHO). Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities: practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care. WHO Press, Geneva, Switzerlan; 2019.
Ogeleka DF, Uruejoma RF. (2018). Your Potable Water; How Safe? A characterization of groundwater quality in some selected areas in Delta State. Chemistry Research Journal. 2018;3(2):78 – 86. chemrj-2018-03-02-78-86.pdf.
Morton S, Pencheon D, Squires N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implementation: A national global framework for health, development and equity needs a systems approach at every level. British Medical Bulletin. 2017;124:81–90.
American Public Health Association/American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. 23rd edn, Washington DC, USA; 2017.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA). National Guidelines and Standards for Environmental Pollution in Nigeria; 1991.
Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). Environment Guidelines and Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) Revised Edition; 2002.
World Health Organization (WHO). Guidelines for drinking-water quality. WHO Press. Geneva, Switzerland. Fourth edition; 2017.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria – The situation. Water, Environment and Sanitation Section Programme Division, UNICEF, New York, USA; 2018.
Haseena M, Malik MF, Javed A, Arshad S, Asif N, Zulfiqar S, Hanif J. Water pollution and human health. Environ Risk Assess Remediat. 2017;1(3):16-19.
Amoo AO, Gambo YH, Adeleye AO, Amo NB. Assessment of groundwater quality in Sharada industrial area of Kano, North-Western Nigeria. FUW Trends in Science & Technology Journal. 2018a;3(2A):407 – 411.
Enamul-Kabir AHM, Chakraborty TK, Ghosh GC. Bio-Sand Filter (BSF): A simple water treatment device for safe drinking water supply and to promote health in hazard prone hard-to-reach coastal areas of Bangladesh. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2016;5(5): 109-114.
Amoo AO, Adeleye AO, Bate GB, Okunlola IA, Hambali IB. Water quality assessment of selected boreholes in Federal University Dutse Campus North-West, Nigeria. UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research. 2018b;3(2):20-26.
DOI: 4. _20 - 26__Amoo.
Ullah S, Javed MW, Shafique M, Khan FS. An integrated approach for quality assessment of drinking water using GIS: A case study of Lower Dir. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences. 2014;47(2):163-74.
United States Geological Survey (USGS). pH – Water properties. Lafayette Publishing Service Center. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; 2018.
Abstract View: 50 times
PDF Download: 25 times