Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 364

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of bore wells water quality in Gwagwalada town of FCT

S. Ishaya1* and I. B. Abaje2
1Department of Geography, University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Abuja. 2Department of Geography, Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kaduna.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 8DD28F72628
  • Vol.1(2), pp. 032-036, May 2009
  •  Accepted: 18 April 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


Bore wells water quality was carried out in Gwagwalada town of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria in December 2008. Acceptable standard method of sampling and analysis was used. Samples were collected from one bore well from the 11 part of the town. Wells were selected for the sample collections randomly. Sampling point locations and elevation were obtained using G.P.S. Analysis was carried out for Total Hardness, Turbidity, Sulphate, Calcium, Nitrate, Iron, PH, Chloride, Fluoride, TDS and Magnesium. Nitrate concentration was normal for all the samples points except for Ungwan Shanu and Ungwan Bassa. Turbidity, TDS and Magnesium for all the sampled wells are above the WHO permissible limit in all the location points. Hardness of water, Calcium and Chloride was found to be above the permissible level in Dagiri, Ungwan Dodo, Ungwan Shanu Ungwan Bassa, Kutunku, Abatoir and Ungwan Aguma. Other chemicals are found to be within the permissible limit.


Key words: Ground water, water quality, pollution, concentration.

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