The physiochemical and bacteriological quality of rain water in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State was studied using standard method of analysis. The result obtained indicated that the mean and standard deviation of temperature, pH, turbidity, total alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium were found to be 25.03 ± 0.82°C, 6.08 ± 0.34, 3.13 ± 0.64 NTU, 22.85 ± 6.45 mg/l, 5.76 ± 3.41 mg/l, 1.70 ± 0.65 mg/l, and 0.61± 0.00 mg/l, respectively. The value of other parameters such as chloride, free carbon dioxide, and conductivity was found to be 5.41±1.98 mg/l, 4.53 ± 2.27 mg/l, 27.71 ± 11.81 s/cm, respectively, while coli form and Escherichia coli were absent. It was observed that the rainwater samples as at collection were within WHO's standard. The study is significant in order to establish campaign and creating awareness for possible cautions to minimize environmental pollution that could contaminate rainwater and to reduce the incidence of water borne diseases in and around environment and Kano State in general.
Key words: Assessment, bacteriological, Bichi, drinking, properties, rainwater, water.
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