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Greener Journal of Physical Sciences

Vol. 7(1), pp. 1-7, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7851

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Determination of Water Quality Index of Some Selected Water Bodies in High Level Town in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.



Gav, B. Lyambee1; Nanev, J.D1;  Adamu A.A1



1Dept. of chem., Faculty of Natural Science, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University  P.M.B 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria.







Article No.: 111721123

Type: Research

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This study was carried out to determine water quality index of some selected water bodies in High – Level of Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Pipe borne, Borehole water and Well water samples were collected  from High – Level and analyzed for Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) Total Alkalinity, (TA) Chloride (Cl), Electrical conductivity (EC), Turbidity, Dissolved Oxygen(DO), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Sulphate, Nitrate, Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Total Suspended Solid(TSS), Calcium (Ca) and Magnesium (Mg) using standard this study, water quality index  was determined on the basis of various physicochemical parameters mentioned above. The results obtained for the Water Quality Index(WQI) from the distribution outlets of  pipe borne, borehole and well waters in High Level, Makurdi were found to varies from 33.90 to 60.16 indicating that pipe borne water analyzed is safe for human consumption and other purposes while borehole and well waters are not safe  based on Water Quality Index Standard.



Accepted:  20/11/2021

Published: 18/12/2021


*Corresponding Author

Dr. Gav B. Lyambee

E-mail: benedictgav@



water quality index; water bodies; physicochemical and High-level.




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Cite this Article: Gav, BL; Nanev, JD;  Adamu, AA (2021). Determination of Water Quality Index of Some Selected Water Bodies in High Level Town in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Physical Sciences, 7(1): 1-7.



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