Paper Titles in Periodical
International Letters of Natural Sciences
Volume 16
Subscribe

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILNS > Volume 16 > Seasonal Variation and Bacteriological Pollution...
< Back to Volume

Seasonal Variation and Bacteriological Pollution of River Amba of Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Full Text PDF

Abstract:

The quality of Amba River in Nasarawa State in the North Central Nigeria was investigated for a period of one year covering dry and rainy season. Water samples were collected from four different locations (Gandu, Wadatan-Waje, Kofan-Kaura and Unguwan-Galadima) along the river course and analyzed for Bacteriological parameter, using standard methods. The results indicated seasonal variation in coliform population with higher values at Wadatan-waje and Unguwan-galadima during rainy season. The values obtained for coliform on the average for the two seasons were beyond the maximum acceptable standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2004) for drinking water. Thus, settlers along the River should be enlightened on the danger of consuming untreated water from the River. Also, measures at regulating the pollution of the River should be taken for a healthy and vibrant community.

Info:

Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 16)
Pages:
140-144
Citation:
M.K. Haruna et al., "Seasonal Variation and Bacteriological Pollution of River Amba of Nasarawa State, Nigeria", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 16, pp. 140-144, 2014
Online since:
May 2014
Export:
Distribution:
References:

APHA. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 17th edition, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, (1989).

EPA (1976). Environmental Protection Agency. Quality criteria for water use, EPA, 440, 1a-76. 013 Environmental Agency, Washington.

FGN (2000). National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy. Department of Water Supply and Quality Control, Federal Ministry of Water Resources. Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Lloyd B., Helmer R., (1992). Surveillance of drinking water quality in rural area. Longman Scientific and Technical Publication. New York, Wiley, 34-56.

Maitera O.N., I.Y. Sudi, Advances in applied science research 2(3) (2011) 191-197.

Mishra Archana, B.D. Tripathi, Current World Enviroment 2(2) (2007) 149-154.

NAFDAC (2001) NAFDAC Consumer Bulletin Oct. - Dec., 2001 1 (9), 87-89.

Nwankwoala H. O., International Letters of Natural Sciences 9 (2014) 12-25.

Owa F. W., International Letters of Natural Sciences 3 (2014) 1-6.

Sahu Omprakash, International Letters of Natural Sciences 8(1) (2014) 1-8.

Venkateshraju K., Ravikuamr P., Soma Shankar R.K., Prakash K.L., Journal of science and engineering and technology 6(1) (2010) 50-59.

Vijayalakshmi G., Ramadas V., H. Nellaiah, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology 2(3) (2013) 305-312.

WHO (2006). Guideline for drinking water quality, First addendum to the Third Edition, 1; 491-493.

www. gatemap. net/map/nigeria/nigeria_(general)/_amba_river/ (2014) retrieved 14th April, 2014. ( Received 18 May 2014; accepted 26 May 2014 ).

Show More Hide
Cited By:
This article has no citations.