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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 341-343
Bioline Code: ja15044
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 341-343

 en Mycoflora and Water Quality index Assessment of Water Sources in Oproama, Niger Delta, Nigeria
DICK, ASITON-A ASIFAMABIA

Abstract

Mycoflora and Water quality index assessment studies of hand-dug wells and a river in Oproama Community, Niger Delta were studied. Water samples was taken from the ten sampling stations (7 wells and 3 river points) and water quality index using water quality index calculator given by National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) information system. The total heterotrophic fungal counts ranged from 1.58 x 102 (log102.2000) to 3.22 x 102 (log102.5091) cfu/ml and the identified mycoflora from the water sources include Alternaria sp. check for this species in other resources , Aspergillus niger check for this species in other resources , Aspergillus flavus check for this species in other resources , Fusarium sp. check for this species in other resources , Mucor sp. check for this species in other resources , Rhizopus sp. check for this species in other resources , Penicillium sp. check for this species in other resources , Rhodotorula sp. check for this species in other resources , Saccharomyces sp. check for this species in other resources , and Candida sp check for this species in other resources . The water quality index of the water sources (31.96 - 47.31) falls within the classification “Bad” despite the slight increase during the dry season. The quality of water in the study area is poor and portends health risk; hence, effort must be made to complete the abandon water project in the community.

Keywords
Water Quality Index; National Sanitation Foundation; Hand-dug well; River

 
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