International Journal of Innovative Engineering, Technology & Science

Effect of Soak-Away on Ground Water Qualities in Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State
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Effect of Soak-Away on Ground Water Qualities in Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State

Publication Date : 12/10/2020


Author(s) :

Mmonwuba, C. N. .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
,
Issue 2
(10 - 2020)



Abstract :

Soak-away are increasingly in use in the country due to absence of proper waste water sewage system. The effluent fromsoak – away may contribute greatly to ground water pollution. This study was undertaken to test some physical, chemicaland biological characteristics of ground water (borehole) at random selected houses at Onitsha North Local GovernmentArea of Anambra State. To access the quality of ground water, each parameter tested for was compared with the resultobtained from testing for each parameter in the sample. Most of the parameter tested for where within the World HealthOrganization (WHO) standard except for the total viable bacteria of the samples. The conclusion will then show if theground water in Onitsha is fit for domestic and drinking purposes and to know if it still need treatment to minimize theconcentration especially the acidity and total coliform, if the need be. Suitable recommendation will be made at the end toimprove the quality of ground water at Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State mainly for Ozomagala,D.M.G.S, Oboli-lane, Egbuna and Anionwu and if it is suitable for drinking and domestic purposes.


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