Assessment of Water Quality in Kuntaur, Central River Region, The Gambia
Oladele Oyelakin
J. Pure App. Chem. Res. Vol 9, No 3 (2020), pp. 231
Submitted: September 04, 2019     Accepted: December 31, 2020     Published: December 31, 2020

Abstract



  1. The study deals with twelve water quality parameters on twenty-four sampling locations in Kuntaur. Samples were collected from the both surface water and groundwater. Twelve parameters were: temperature, pH, conductivity, acidity, alkalinity, total dissolved solids, turbidity, iron, nitrite, nitrate, sulphate and phosphorus (orthophosphate). Nearly all the measured parameters fell within the standard reference of the various parameters. The standards were: National Environment Agency, NEA, (The Gambia), World Health Organization, WHO and European Union, EU, Standards.


Keywords : Water quality, Kuntaur, The Gambia, surface water, groundwater, Central River Region


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