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Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

ISSN: 2380-2391

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Ubuoh Emmanuel Attah

(EMT), College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (CNREM),
Nigeria

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  • Research Article
    The Vulnerability of Underground Water Resources to Bacteriological Indicators in Parts of Owerri West of Southeastern Nigeria
    Author(s): Ubuoh Emmanuel AttahUbuoh Emmanuel Attah

    The Vulnerability of the selected boreholes to bacteriological indicators in Parts of Owerri West of Southeastern Nigeria was determined using Vulnerability Index (VI). Distances between the selected boreholes and anthropogenic activities were measured. Sampled Borehole (SBH) 3, 5, 8 did not meet the 30 m WHO STD, while defecation, bathing and washing of clothes were found within the circumference of SBH 6, 9 and 10 respectively. Total bacteria, total coliform and faecal counts were evaluated using the standard plate count method and the Most Probable Number (MPN) technique, respectively. The mean total bacteria count of the selected bore water samples ranged from 0.08-2.73 × 102 CFU that constituted between 0.59-20.31%, with the mean value of 1.34 × 102 CFU/ml, Total coliform count ranged from 6-19 MPN/100 ml constituting 4.72-14.96%, with the mean value of 12.7 MPN/100 m.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2380-2391.1000215

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