Evaluation of Ground Water and Tap Water Quality in the Villages Surrounding Chuka Town, Kenya
OmbakaO1*, Gichumbi, J.M1 and Kibara, D2
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
This study was carried out to assess the groundwater and tap water
quality of the villages around Chuka Town. The physicochemical and
microbiological parameters were examined during wet and dry season. The
results showed that pH, turbidity, fluoride, phosphorous, Fe, Mn, Pb, MPN of
coliform organisms were above recommended levels by WHO, while the levels
of the other parameters investigated were within the required levels by WHO.
This reveals that people using these water sources are at a potential risk of
contracting diseases. Hence a strong prevention measures are required to save
the ground water and tap water from contamination.