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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 3087-3092
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.359


Bacteriological Assessment of Drinking Water Sources in Imo State, Nigeria
C.C. Iwuala1, I.N.S. Dozie1, O.G. Udujih1, H.I. Udujih2*, S.N. Okereke1 and O.E. Okonkwo
1Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 2Imo State University Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 3Ministry of Health Imo State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Drinking water sources in the three geopolitical zones; Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe zones of Imo state, Nigeria were assessed using standard bacteriological techniques to determine their bacterial profile and counts. The result showed that the levels of bacterial counts were high compared to the recommended standard of the World Health Organization. The total bacterial count was found to be very high with an average count of 487.58 CFU/100ml. Okigwe zone had the lowest count for all the microorganisms assessed while Owerri zone showed higher counts than Orlu zone in most of the organisms encountered except on total feacal count. This study has highlighted the need for urgent intervention in the provision of potable water for domestic consumption in Imo State.


Keywords: Bacteria, Drinking water, Nigeria
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Iwuala, C.C., I.N.S. Dozie, O.G. Udujih, H.I. Udujih, S.N. Okereke and Okonkwo, O.E. 2019. Bacteriological Assessment of Drinking Water Sources in Imo State, Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 3087-3092. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.359