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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 2, Pages 180-186
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/343042

Assessment of the Quality of Water Treated and Distributed By the Akwa Ibom State Water Company

N. O. Eddy and A. S. Ekop

Department of Science Technology, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Nigeria

Received 27 November 2006; Revised 29 December 2006; Accepted 5 January 2007

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Abstract

The quality of water treated and distributed by the Akwa Ibom Water Company has been assessed by analyzing samples of water collected from different distribution points for their physiochemical parameters, major ions, nutrients and bacteriological quality. The observed values were compared with standard values given by the World Health Organization for portable water. The quality of the analysed water is found fit for human consumption.