ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF NATURAL RAIN WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE IN JIMETA-YOLA METROPOLIS, ADAMAWA STATE.
AbstractA Preliminary study to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of rain water which purity depends on the freedom of the atmosphere above the location of its fall and or collection from volatile impurities existing and or sent up there through natural and man-made activities was conducted in selected wards in Jimeta and Yola metropolis. Physical and chemical parameter determined include pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Total dissolved solid (TDS), Temperature (T0C), Colour (Hazen), Potassium (K) Calcium (Ca) Magnesium (Mg) Iron (Fe) and Zinc (Zn). Samples from the selected wards /Locations were analyzed using standard techniques. The levels of the parameter were found to be within the WHO, SON and NSDWQ limit for potable water except for turbidity value at Jambutu (8.33NTU), Gwadabawa (6.34NTU) and Temperature at Ngurore (28.20 0C) are slightly outside the guideline’s values. The pH values of the samples show that rain water from the three wards (Namtari, Yolde pate and Gwadabawa) showed slight acidity. This shows that it is possible to have acidic rain in these wards / Locations. However, the rain water is safe for drinking and can be used for other purposes.
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Maspalma, G. A. ., Ndonya, A. E. ., Maryam, U. ., Hamman, K. ., & Ogbusua, . K. N. . (2022). ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF NATURAL RAIN WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE IN JIMETA-YOLA METROPOLIS, ADAMAWA STATE . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 47(4). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v47i4.787