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Perception, Quality And Consumption Health Risk Of Water In Manyoro-Gworie, Ghana

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Noel Bakobie, Bismark Adoah, Samuel J. Cobbina, Wilhemina Asare, Abudu B. Duwiejuah



Household water, microbial count, perception, water quality, Ghana



The study was to assess household perception of water quality and its associated health consequences. Nine water samples were collected from three water sources and transported to the Water Research Institute, laboratory for analysis and 120 questionnaires were randomly administered. The physico-chemical values were within the Ghana Standard Board and World Health Organization maximum limits for potability except turbidity and nitrate concentrations. Nitrate concentrations ranged from 1.19 to 46.97 mg/l with a general mean value of 14.11 mg/l. Generally, there was a significant difference (P < 0.05) in some physico-chemical parameters values and E. coli count for the three water sources. The microbial count exceeded GSB and WHO limits for potability except Escherichia coli making the water unwholesome for drinking purpose. The community’s perception of water quality did not reflect much in the laboratory analysis. It is recommended that, proper treatment should be done at the household level to prevent health implications.



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