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Groundwater Quality Assessment of Three Zonal Regions in the Sunyani Municipality

Kwabena Antwi Kusi1, Samuel Wiafe1 and Patrick Akaribila Nsonini2
  • 1 Sunyani Technical University, Ghana
  • 2 Ghana Water Company Ltd, Ghana
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 1, 2020, 21-26

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.21.26

Submitted On: 30 April 2018 Published On: 11 January 2020

How to Cite: Kusi, K. A., Wiafe, S. & Nsonini, P. A. (2020). Groundwater Quality Assessment of Three Zonal Regions in the Sunyani Municipality. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(1), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.21.26

Abstract

This project aimed at assessing the variation of ground water quality (physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters) in relation to the WHO standards from fifteen (15) randomly selected ground water sources in three (3) zones namely Abesim, Baakoniaba/Berlin-Top and New-Dormaa in the Sunyani Municipality. Groundwater samples were collected from five sampling points in each zone to determine the quality of the water and the differences in water quality. The selection was mainly from ground water source that has high number of consumers. The study revealed that water sampled from the wells were slightly acidic. Also higher values for Total coliform test were recorded, which is an indication that water from these wells should be well treated before consumption. The research recommends that further analysis should be carried out zones and awareness raised to the low pH content of groundwater resources in the municipality since the use of groundwater is on the rise.

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Keywords

  • Water Quality
  • Groundwater
  • Zonal Regions
  • Physical Parameters