Physicochemical Analysis of Hora and spring water bodies in Anderacha Woreda, Sheka Zone, South west Ethiopia


Physicochemical Analysis of Hora and spring water bodies in Anderacha Woreda, Sheka Zone, South west Ethiopia


Ahemd Awol

(M.Sc in Inorganic Chemistry) Department of chemistry, Mizan-Tepi University, Tepi campus,


American Journal of Scientific Research and Essays

Access to safe water is a worldwide need though, many of the world’s population lack access to adequate and safe water. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people. Hence the purpose of the research was to assess the physicochemical analysis of hora/salty unprotected springs and protected springs in Anderacha wereda, sheka zone south west of Ethiopia. Water samples collected were analyzed for physicochemical parameters such as temperature, pH, conductivity, total hardness,Cl-, NO3-,NO2-,CO32-,PO43-,Co,Cd,Cu,Zn,Mn,Fe, Mg,Ca,Cr,Ni and Pb using standard analytical methods, Analysis of official analytical chemist 1990. . The obtained results of each parameter are comparable with the standard values set by WHO and other national guidelines. The values of most physicochemical parameters were found to be within the recommended permissible limits except temperature, Fe,Cu and Mn. These outcomes demonstrate the need to come up with water source protection strategies for the study area.


Keywords:  Anderacha, Coliforms, physicochemical, water quality

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Ahemd Awol.Physicochemical Analysis of Hora and spring water bodies in Anderacha Woreda, Sheka Zone, South west Ethiopia.American Journal of Scientific Research and Essays, 2018 3:8.


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