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Somephysico-chemical and bacteriological parameters were analyzed for inthe water samples of four different ponds located in Awka town both prior andafter the rain to ascertain the impact of flood in these ponds and to establishwhether the pollution was significant. Four samples were collected from eachpond both before the rain and after making it a total of thirty-two samples.Twenty-seven parameters were analyzed for in each of the samples. The resultrevealed that twelve parameters exceeded WHO standard before the rain whilefourteen exceeded after the rain. There was significant increment in the valuesof the analyzed parameters after the rain when compared with the value beforethe rain as revealed by the Anova statistical tool. It was discovered thatthere was a major increase in the bacteriological parameters after the rainwhich implied the serious health impact. It was recommended that users whoutilized these ponds for squeezing bitter leaf, processing cassava and washingmeats etc. should do so with the caution so as not to expose people to healthproblems.

KEYWORDS

Ponds; Flood; Pollution; Health Impact; WHO Standard

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A. Okoye, E. Ezenwaji and K. Awopeju -The Impact of Urban Flooding on Surface Water Quality of Awka Town,- Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2014, pp. 60-64. doi: 10.4236-jep.2014.51008.





Autor: Anthony C. Okoye, Emma E. Ezenwaji, Kabir A. Awopeju

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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