Physico-Chemical Parameters and Bacteriological Quality Assessment of Some Domestic Water Sources in Pankshin LGA of Plateau State Nigeria

Chukwu Anthonia C

Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Zipporah Duguryil P

Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Sati Lubis *

Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Gambo Nanbol N

Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Denji Kitka B

Federal College of Education Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Due to human activity and other natural influences, drinking water is seldom found in 100% pure forms in nature. Drinking polluted water is a major source of sickness in underdeveloped nations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and standard methodologies for the investigation of water and wastewater were followed in the analysis of the collected water samples, which were conducted using automated instrumental methods. The obtained results indicated that the samples used had the following ranges of concentrations: SO42- ranges from ND to 19.00 mg/L; NO3ranges from 4.40 to 100.32 mg/L; PO42- from 2.02-11,34 mg/L; pH 6.64 to 7.70; Cd from 0.0020 ± 0.001 to 0245 ± 0.01 mg/L; Ni, from 0.0074 ± 0.003 to 0.848 ± 0.021 mg/L; Cr, ND to 0.386 ± 0.082 mg/L; Pb ND to 0.428 ± 0.003 mg/L; total bacteria count TaBC, 4 x 102 to 3.3 x 104 CFU/mL. Most of the physicochemical parameters were above acceptable limits. The bacteriological study of the water samples also revealed that the water samples were all polluted with bacteria and coliforms. From the foregoing, these drinking water sources, therefore require treatment before consumption to minimize or avoid the incidences of water-related diseases.

Keywords: Bacteriology, physicochemical, water quality, disease, treatment, water sources, global populace

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Chukwu Anthonia C, Zipporah Duguryil P, Lubis , S., Gambo Nanbol N, & Denji Kitka B. (2024). Physico-Chemical Parameters and Bacteriological Quality Assessment of Some Domestic Water Sources in Pankshin LGA of Plateau State Nigeria. Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences, 14(2), 74–82.


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