GROUNDWATER QUALITY EVALUATION OF AULE AREA, AKURE, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

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Published: 2016-02-12

Page: 53-65


O. J. AKINTORINWA *

Department of Applied Geophysics, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

I. O. OLATOKUNBO-OJO

Department of Applied Geophysics, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The growing population and indiscrimate dumping by some resident in Aule informed an investigation into the chemistry of water consumed by the inhabitants. This will enable us assess the quality of water in the area. Hydro-chemical investigations have been used to evaluate the groundwater potential and its portability for human consumption in the area. Water samples were collected from twenty one (21) wells for chemical analysis within the study area. The anions and cations concentration levels of the sampled water falls within WHO recommended, but some are at the upper limit of this recommendation. Based on this, the groundwater within the area is of good quality and hence suitable for human consumption. It could therefore be concluded that the quality of water in Aule is safe for consumption and routine chemical analysis of groundwater from the area should carried out to detect any deterioration in the water quality.

Keywords: Groundwater, anions, cations, hydro-chemical and water quality


How to Cite

AKINTORINWA, O. J., & OLATOKUNBO-OJO, I. O. (2016). GROUNDWATER QUALITY EVALUATION OF AULE AREA, AKURE, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA. Journal of Applied Physical Science International, 6(1), 53–65. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JAPSI/article/view/3279

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