International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

On Implications of Groundwater Quality of Shallow Wells in Otte Community, Kwara State, Nigeria
Adegbola, Adedayo Ayodele; Adewoye, Abosede Olufunmilayo

This study is aimed at assessing the groundwater quality of Otte Town in Kwara State, Southwestern, Nigeria, with the objective of finding out the potability of abstracted water from shallow wells in densely populated areas for domestic and drinking purposes. In order to determine the groundwater quality in the study area, physical, chemical and bacteriological analyses were carried out on twelve sampled wells fairly distributed in populated areas of the Otte Community. The concentration of each parameter was compared with the World Health Organization and NAFDAC Standards for Drinking Water in order to determine if the water from each of the wells was good for domestic and drinking purposes. Generally, the water did not meet WHO and NAFDAC standards. Implications of consuming water that had parameters whose concentrations exceeded the permissible limits were thoroughly discussed.

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