Quality Analysis of Borehole Water from Selected Hostels around Kumasi Polytechnic Campus, Ghana
Abstract: This research was carried out to ascertain the quality of borehole water from hostels which accommodates students from the Kumasi Polytechnic in terms of physical, chemical and microbiological quality parameters. Borehole water samples were analyzed for temperature, odour, appearance, taste, colour, turbidity, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, pH, conductivity, heavy, trace metals, total and faecal coliforms. The physico-chemical results have revealed that the parameters analyzed were within the standards prescribed by World Health Organization and Ghana Standards Authority, while the concentrations of lead and manganese in different samples showed higher values. The microbiological results complied with the standards for coliforms in drinking water which means the water is safe and does not pose any health hazards to consumers.
[Sampson K. Kyei, Mike A. Acheampong and Helena Aboagye-Larbi (2014); Quality Analysis of Borehole Water from Selected Hostels around Kumasi Polytechnic Campus, Ghana Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (12). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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