Table 5: Bacteriological characteristics of Kuje abattoir wastewater, source of water used at the abattoir, receiving water bodies upstream and downstream, TC effluents limit for discharge into water bodies and land application in Nigeria (MPN/100 mL).

ParameterMean value of abattoir wastewaterMean value of water used at the abattoirMean value of water body upstreamMean value of water body downstream *Effluent limit for discharge into surface water in Nigeria *Effluent limit for discharge into land application in Nigeria

TC4.4 × 1064.8 × 1035.1 × 1036.0 × 1054.0 × 1025.0 × 102
FC4.2 × 1044.0 × 1022.4 × 1032.8 × 104
F. streptococcus2.8 × 1041.8 × 1021.2 × 1031.2 × 104
E. coli2.4 × 1034.0 × 101.0 × 1021.8 × 103