Earth, Energy & Environment

Earth, Energy & Environment

Physico-chemical Assessment of Selected Surface water in some Communities of Odukpani and Akamkpa L.G.A., Cross River State, Nigeria

Pages: 9  ,  Volume: 4  ,  Issue: 1 , May   2018
Received: 13 May 2018  ,  Published: 19 May 2018
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Authors

# Author Name
1 Egbe, A. E
2 Ebigwai, J. K
3 Ndem, A.E
4 Akomaye, F. A
5 Afangideh, E. J

Abstract

The physicochemical Assessment of Selected Surface water in some Communities of Odukpani and Akamkpa L.G.A., Cross River State, Nigeria was carried out to evaluate the quality of the water which serves as major supply to people living in these areas. Water samples were collected from water bodies used frequently by the people living in these areas for analysis using various standard methods. The parameters determined include Colour, pH, Temperature, Conductivity, Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Dissolved Oxygen (DO), while calcium and potassium. The results obtained infer that all the parameters analyzed except for turbidity fell within WHO/FMENv permissible limit for potable water in all of the samples, and were accessed statistically. However, values recorded for turbidity showed slight increment above WHO limits of 5NTU. Although result of this study compares favourably well with the acceptable limit, there is need to establish sewage treatment plants in areas so that untreated sewage as well as agricultural activities common to these areas does not contaminate the water bodies. Hence, regular and quantified monitoring of geochemical characteristics of the surface water will be useful for sustainable water management.

Keywords

  • Water quality
  • physico-chemical parameters
  • Community
  • pollution
  • assessment
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