Physicochemical Analysis of Drinking Water from Selected Boreholes in Maiduguri Metropolis, Nigeria

Umara Zulum, Adamu Umara Bulakarima, Mustafa Alhaji Isa, Abdulqadir Bukar Bababe


Potable drinking water is one of the major natural resources and it is foundation for the prevention and control of water borne diseases. Thus the objective of this study was to determine the physicochemical parameters of drinking water from selected boreholes in Maiduguri Metropolis, Nigeria. Water samples were collected from seven boreholes within Maiduguri Metropolis for physicochemical analysis. These include State Low Cost (S1), Damboa Road (S2), London Ciki (S3), Shehuri (S4), LawanBukar (S5), Pompomari Low-Cost (S6) and Abbaganaram (S7). The results obtained were compared with the standard set by World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigerian Standard of Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ).However, with the exception of S4, none of the sample meets the standard requirement set by both WHO and NSDWQ. Therefore, it is recommended in this study, to create awareness among the residents of the studied area about the need to purify water from boreholes before utilize for drinking and domestic purposes.



Drinking Water, Borehole, Maiduguri, Physicochemical, WHO and NSDWQ

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