African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12227

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of ground water quality of Mubi town in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Priscilla Alexander
Department of Chemistry, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 May 2008
  •  Published: 03 June 2008

Abstract

 

The ground water quality of Mubi Town in Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa State was studied to examine the suitability or otherwise of their use  of the groundwater for drinking and domestic purposes. Ten ground water samples from boreholes and dug wells were randomly collected each during raining seasons in the months of June, July and August, 2007. The samples were analyzed with reference to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Physico-chemical parameters were studied and concentrations of heavy metals were determined. Results of the analyses revealed that the water samples were slightly acidic to slightly alkaline (near neutral) (pH 6.30±0.01 to 7.52±0.05), and that the water samples were good for drinking and domestic purposes. 

 

Key words: Ground water, quality, Mubi, boreholes, dug wells.