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Water quality and perception on use in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Water quality and perception on use in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Water is required in both satisfactory supply and quality but studies have shown significant distrusts by users in many communities in developing countries. The study examined water quality and perception of users in a university community in southwest Nigeria. Data used were chemistry of water samples selected locations in the university, responses of students at halls of residence and a key informant at the water treatment section. Results showed that water supplied for domestic purpose in the halls of residence was characterised by 7.3-8.4 pH, and contained higher than safe limits for cobalt and lead. Also, although water quality was within the acceptable limit at the point of distribution, concentrations of the heavy metals were abnormally high at the halls of residence. About 58.3% of the students perceived that the water as not suitable for drinking. The study concluded that contamination by distribution channels and storage facilities have undermined the efficiency of the water treatment facilities of the university, and knowledge of this has affected the perception of the consumers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Inderscience Publishers

Water quality and perception on use in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1521-0227
eISSN
2042-6992
DOI
10.1504/IER.2020.106155
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Abstract

Water is required in both satisfactory supply and quality but studies have shown significant distrusts by users in many communities in developing countries. The study examined water quality and perception of users in a university community in southwest Nigeria. Data used were chemistry of water samples selected locations in the university, responses of students at halls of residence and a key informant at the water treatment section. Results showed that water supplied for domestic purpose in the halls of residence was characterised by 7.3-8.4 pH, and contained higher than safe limits for cobalt and lead. Also, although water quality was within the acceptable limit at the point of distribution, concentrations of the heavy metals were abnormally high at the halls of residence. About 58.3% of the students perceived that the water as not suitable for drinking. The study concluded that contamination by distribution channels and storage facilities have undermined the efficiency of the water treatment facilities of the university, and knowledge of this has affected the perception of the consumers.

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Interdisciplinary Environmental ReviewInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2020

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