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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1741-1745

Bacteriological Assessment of Drinking Water in North Central District, Jigawa State Nigeria
Naima Suleiman Lawan* and Abdulhadi Yakubu
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse, PMB 7040, Jigawa State Nigeria
*Corresponding author

Water is no doubt one of the most important factors in the development of a modern society. The availability of portable water is directly related to the control or elimination of diseases. In this research, fifty water samples were collected from fifteen areas of Jigawa state Nigeria and analyzed for the presence of coliform bacteria as an indicator of fecal contamination. Based on the result, five water samples contain coliform higher than the acceptable limit set aside by World Health Organization (WHO). Three water samples were also found to contain E. coli which is an indicator of fecal contamination. Their presence in water may be due to the proximity of water source with pit latrine. There is need for monitoring of activities in the processing of pipe borne water and other water sources in view of raising water quality and standards.

Keywords: Water, Coliform, E. coli, Contamination, Standard

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Naima Suleiman Lawan and Abdulhadi Yakubu. 2020. Bacteriological Assessment of Drinking Water in North Central District, Jigawa State Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1741-1745. doi:
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