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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Physical And Chemical Assessment Of Some Selected Borehole Water In Gwagwalada, Abuja

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N.C. Igwemmar, S.A.Kolawole, L.K. Okunoye



Key words: Borehole, Conductivity, Gwagwalada, Human body, Physico-chemical analysis, Portable water, Titrimetric method.



ABSTRACT: Drinking water or potable water is water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. Water samples collected from six different boreholes were subjected to physico-chemical analysis using titrimetric and spectrophotometeric method to evaluate the quality. The results showed that pH, temperature, turbidity, alkalinity, nitrate, chloride, iron and total hardness of all the borehole water samples were below the WHO limits while phosphate and magnesium gave values well above the WHO limits for all the samples except borehole B1 which gave a magnesium concentration lower than the WHO limit. Also conductivity result showed boreholes B1, B2, B5 and B6 gave values below WHO limit while B3 and B4 gave higher values. Generally, the results exhibited significant variation in the parameters studied on the samples; this could be attributed to the geographical positions and depth of the boreholes.



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