The study presents the pollution level of a private shallow well in Ifite-Awka, Anambra state Nigeria. In this community, a privately owned well that was poorly constructed was monitored to ascertain its pollution level at two different seasons. The well is at close proximity to a septic tank at a distance of 5.1meters with a leaking inspection chamber installed on a pavement that is higher and adjacent to the pavement of the shallow well. Water samples were collected from this well weekly for two months each in two different seasons (which are dry season and raining season). A total of sixteen samples were collected and analysis for pH, total hardness, chloride, nitrate, total dissolve solid, turbidity, total coliform and E. coli. Pollution index and correlation matrix were used to analyzed the data obtained. The result showed that water quality of the well varies season by season. E coli was detected in all the water samples which indicates that the water is strongly and seriously polluted during dry season and raining season respectively. It was recommended that the well should be properly lined, grouted and located to protect its water quality.
pollution level, shallow well, pollution index, well location
Ijeoma Nwajuaku , OKEY-ONYESOLU, C.F. "Investigation On Pollution Level Of A Private Shallow Well In Ifite-Awka, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 3 2019 Page 115-121
Ijeoma Nwajuaku , OKEY-ONYESOLU, C.F. "Investigation On Pollution Level Of A Private Shallow Well In Ifite-Awka, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(3)