Assessment of the Domestic Water Profile of the Region Surrounding Al-Ghadir River, Mount Lebanon
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 123-127
Received: Aug. 16, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 30, 2017; Published: Sep. 22, 2017
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Amale Mcheik, Environmental Health Research Lab (EHRL), Faculty of Sciences V, Lebanese University, Nabatieh, Lebanon
Aida Ibrik, Environmental Health Research Lab (EHRL), Faculty of Sciences V, Lebanese University, Nabatieh, Lebanon
Rawane Mehdi, Environmental Health Research Lab (EHRL), Faculty of Sciences V, Lebanese University, Nabatieh, Lebanon
Jamil Houhou, Environmental Health Research Lab (EHRL), Faculty of Sciences V, Lebanese University, Nabatieh, Lebanon
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Abstract
The World Health Organization (WHO), in its Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality, defines domestic water as the "water used for all usual domestic purposes including consumption, bathing and food preparation". Today, securing adequate safe drinking water and proper sanitation became a major challenge facing Lebanon. This work is a case study with objectives the assessment of the domestic water profile of the region surrounding Al-Ghadir River at Kfarshima and Al-Sahra. Samples were collected from 3 types of household water sources (Municipality water, Private wells and Water Vended Gallons) and assessed for their physiochemical and bacteriological profile. Results showed deterioration pattern in domestic water quality profile in the three water sources. The measured physiochemical and bacteriological parameters indicates the degree of deterioration of private well sources by the sea and the wastewater infiltration necessitating the enforcement of legislations associated with the use and the management of private wells, municipality water and private vending water.
Keywords
Bacteriological Quality, Municipality Water, Well Water, Water Vended Gallons, Physiochemical Characteristics, Al-Ghadir River Region
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Amale Mcheik, Aida Ibrik, Rawane Mehdi, Jamil Houhou, Assessment of the Domestic Water Profile of the Region Surrounding Al-Ghadir River, Mount Lebanon, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 123-127. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20170505.11
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