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An Assessment of Water Quality Variation On Human Health in the River Sosiani Catchment, Kenya

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Feacal Coliforms, Human Health, River Sosiani, Water Pollution and Water Samples
Authors:
  • Ontumbi, George
  • Nyabero, Charles
  • Sang, Catherine C.
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
2
Number:
2
Pages:
63-68
Month:
March
ISSN:
2349-5219
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Abstract:
The aim of the study was to assess the water quality variation on human health in the river Sosiani catchment in Kenya. The research objectives for the study were; to analyze the spatial-temporal variation of Feacal coliforms in water samples in River Sosiani, identify the waterborne diseases occurring in the River Sosiani catchment and recommend and mitigate on the spread of waterborne diseases. The study adopted experimental research design where samples of river water were collected for laboratory testing. The water samples were later subjected to standard test procedures for Feacal Coliforms concentration during the wet and dry seasons. One way ANOVA and paired t-tests analysis were used to determine statistical significant variations in Feacal Coliforms along the river. During the dry season FC ranged from 28cfu/100 ml at Flax to 396 cfu/100 ml at the Kipkaren Bridge with a mean value of 161.94 ± 19.46. On the other hand during the wet season the Feacal coliforms had mean concentrations ranging from 26 cfu/100 ml at Flax to 430cfu/100 ml at the Kipkaren Bridge with a mean value of 181.60 ± 21.16. The study recommends further research on tracking the sources and quantities of Feacal pollution in Sosiani River

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