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Water Quality in Akure, Nigeria

Environmental Management and Health

ISSN: 0956-6163

Article publication date: 1 March 1991

Abstract

Seasonal studies of water quality in partially protected shallow wells in Akure, Nigeria were carried out. The well waters were of high chemical quality, but higher values of parameters in the early rainy season than in the dry season indicate runoff water inflitration. Consequently, the waters show slight turbidity for one to two hours after rainfall due to settleable solids, a factor which renders the wells liable to chemical and bacterial contamination from surface sources. There is therefore a need for a design of drinking water wells in Akure to include making the wells deeper, at least 6 metres deep, and incorporating watertight lining of the upper part.

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Okoye, C.O.B. and Adeleke, B.K. (1991), "Water Quality in Akure, Nigeria", Environmental Management and Health, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 13-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002786

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MCB UP Ltd

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