Physico-Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water Quality at Jigjiga City, Ethiopia
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 29-32
Received: Dec. 27, 2014;
Accepted: Jan. 10, 2015;
Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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Adhena Ayaliew Werkneh, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia
Belay Zimbelachew Medhanit, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia
Angaw Kelemework Abay, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia
Jemal Yimer Damte, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Jigjiga University, Jigjiga, Ethiopia
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Water is one of the most important of all natural resources known on earth. The safety of drinking water is important for the health. The safety of drinking water is affected by various contaminants which included chemical and microbiological. Such contaminants cause serious health problems. The physico-chemical analyses of drinking water quality at Jigjiga city, Somali Region, Ethiopia were studied. Temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, Total hardness have been determined along various water quality profiles. The experimental procedures were set according to the international drinking water standards set by WHO (1999). Average temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids and total hardness values are 13.6 oC, 7.4, 1.143S/m, 571.67 mg/l and 362.67 mg/l in CaCO3 respectively. The result shows that, except the total hardness and electrical conductivity all the parameters fulfill the minimum and maximum permissible limit for drinking water guidelines.
Physico-Chemical Parameters, Groundwater, Water Quality
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Adhena Ayaliew Werkneh,
Belay Zimbelachew Medhanit,
Angaw Kelemework Abay,
Jemal Yimer Damte,
Physico-Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water Quality at Jigjiga City, Ethiopia, American Journal of Environmental Protection.
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