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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 6)
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Bacteriological Quality of Borehole Water Used by Studentsí of University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus in Upper-East Region of Ghana

L.A. Adetunde and R.L.K. Glover
Corresponding Author:  Adetunde, I.A 

Key words:  Borehole water, faecal coliforms, Ghana, Kassena-Nankana District, Navrongo, total coliforms, upper east region
Vol. 2 , (6): 361-364
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2010 May, 26 2010 June, 23 2010 November, 25
Abstract:

The aim of this study was to assess the bacteriological quality of borehole water used by the studentsí of University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus, Upper East Region of Ghana. Borehole water samples from different locations within the University for Development Studies, Navrongo campus of Upper East Region of Ghana were collected for four consecutive weeks for bacteriological analysis to assess the wholesomeness. Pour plate method and multiple tube fermentation methods were used to determine heterotrophic bacterial viable counts and coliform bacterial counts respectively. For total viable bacterial counts of the samples the range of the mean was from 1.50x104 to 5.90x104 cfu/mL, 0 to 17 MPN/100 mL for total coliform bacteria and 0 to 4.07 MPN/100 mL. The highest counts were consistently found in the sample BW where the borehole was located in an unsanitary environment near septic tank. The findings show that the water samples except those from SSNIT hall did not meet the WHO for drinking and domestic water and should be treated or boiled and filtered before drinking.
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L.A. Adetunde and R.L.K. Glover, 2010. Bacteriological Quality of Borehole Water Used by Studentsí of University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus in Upper-East Region of Ghana.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(6): 361-364.
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