Clean Water Quality Research

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The degradation of water quality because of the presence of toxic chemicals and an excess of nutrients is a global problem. Clean water sustains a healthy population and it contributes to the quality of life of households through the provision of basic needs of the water and sanitation. Safe drinking water is still a dream to many poor people. Many chemicals substances found in water are essential as part of daily intake, but at high concentration chemicals make water unsuitable for domestic use. It is reported that 80% of all illness in developing countries is related to water and sanitation (Pritchard, Mkandawire & O’neill). It is estimated that more than 3 million people die every year due to infectious diseases caused by drinking contaminated water. The majority of people affected are young people of age younger than 5 years (Viji, Priyanka, Manish & Pawn, 2013).…show more content…
Many households in Mutele village lack access to piped water in their homes, and as a result of that people go to rivers, wells and springs to fetch water using containers (Viji, Priyanka, Manish & Pawn, 2013). Poor water quality is one of the major problems facing the residents of Mutele village. Many people have suffered due to this problem.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the chemical and physical quality of water used by the people of Mutele village by analysing water from the river, dam, reservoir and the tap. The study will also compare the relationship between chemical and physical quality of water in the reservoir, dam, river and tap. The physical and chemical variables in this study include electrical conductivity, pH, sodium, potassium, turbidity, and

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