Drinking Water Quality Status of Boditi Town

Hailu Gisha


This study assessed bacteriological and physicochemical water quality status of the Town. Purposive sampling was employed for sample sites selection. The inferential statistics ANOVA and LSD was employed for water quality analysis to see the statistical significances and association of the temporal and spatial variations of samples. Water quality assessed by membrane filtration and spectrophotometer methods. The resulted were compared with WHO and Ethiopian drinking water standards. Residual chlorine in the pipeline system and springs were extremely low when compared to the standards. Turbidity result showed that out of eight samples tested, four samples, i.e, one sample of pipe line and three samples of springs were above the standards. Bacteriological results showed that out of eight samples tested the presence of Escherichia Coli on seven water samples, i.e, four samples from pipe lines and three samples from springs exceeding the standards. Bacteriologically and physicochemically, the water in the distribution system violets the WHO and Ethiopian drinking water standards.

Keywords: Water quality, bacteriological, physicochemical, Boditi Town.

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