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IJBPS Table of Content: June 1(1)

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ABUBAKAR EL-ISHAQ, AKINSOLA R.O AND MOHAMMED MAMMAN.  pp. 1 - 6

DETERMINATION OF QUALITY OF PORTABLE WATER IN DAMATURU METROPOLIS

 

           

The Physiochemical and bacteriological analysis were carried out on ten different boreholes within Damaturu Metropolis. Analysis used direct reading spectrophotometer (DR2000), PH meter, Turbidity/TDS meter and colony counter for bacteria, the PH of 3 borehole was found to be acidic among ten borehole, that is Waziri Ibrahim, Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, and 3bed room Gujba below the WHO Standard of PH 6.5 – 8.5 as shown in the result. The magnesium of sample from DA 42, DA 43, DA 44, DA 45, and DA 46 with value of 12.0mg/l, 14.0mg/l, 13.0mg/l, 10.0mg/l and 9.0mg/l are respectively found to be above the normal standard of WHO 0.20mg/l; The manganese of sample DA 45 and DA 46 with the value of 10.0mg/l and 3.0mg/l was found to be above WHO 0.5mg/l. Also turbidity was found above normal standard of WHO 5NTU, and other physicochemical parameters were found between the normal WHO standard for drinking water. The bacteriological analysis shows that bacteria (coli form) was found in two sample from Federal Polytechnic and 3bedroom Gujba road . Result obtained shows that some of the boreholes need treatment of PH, Mg, Mn, Turbidity and Bacteria, before suitable for drinking and other domestic/ industrial usage.

Keywords: Haematostaphis, Erythrocytes, Leucocytes, Packed cell volume, Blood tonic and Ascorbic acid.