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
2.2000) to 3.22 x 102
2.5091) cfu/ml and the identified mycoflora from the water sources include Alternaria
, Aspergillus niger
, Aspergillus flavus
, and Candida
. 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.