EFFECTS OF DISTANCE FROM TREATMENT PLANTS ON QUALITY PIPE-BORNE WATER SUPPLY IN ILORIN
The study correlates distance from treatment plants with quality of piped water in florin. Twenty four water samples:taken with sterilized 50cl capacity bottles from runing pipes at 500m equidistance points away from three treatment plants in the city were analyzed at chemistry laboratory according to the standard methods of water examination taken into consideration the, WHO (2006) guidelines for drinking water. Results obtained indicate that quality standard of piped water in the city decreases with increasing distance from treatment plants: Values of five out of the six parameter investigated increases with increasing distance from treatment plants. The reduction in piped water quality in the city can be linked to aging infrastructure such rusted and busted pipes, unwolesome workmanship by plumbers and poor maintenance Culture and negligence on the part of the authority concerned The study thus put forward a number of recomendations towards meeting up with quality standard of piped water in the city.
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