2019
DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105100
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Physicochemical and Microbiological Quality of Springs in Kyambogo University Propinquity

Abstract: The availability of usable water in an area is the first indication of its demonstrated ability to sustain life. In peri-urban areas, urbanites utilize water from springs and compete disapprovingly for it amongst themselves and with animals. The straggling populace and the compromised sanitation are deteriorating spring water sources. There is an urgent need to analyze springs to ascertain their bacteriological and physical quality for possible cross contaminations that may be of public health importance. This… Show more

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“…The values recorded in this study were lower than that reported in Rusine river (1.11 ± 1.76 mg/L) and Nyabugogo river [8]. Technically, elevated phosphate levels in a river are indicative of pollution from domestic sewage discharges [25].…”
Section: Sulphates and Phosphatescontrasting
confidence: 73%
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“…The values recorded in this study were lower than that reported in Rusine river (1.11 ± 1.76 mg/L) and Nyabugogo river [8]. Technically, elevated phosphate levels in a river are indicative of pollution from domestic sewage discharges [25].…”
Section: Sulphates and Phosphatescontrasting
confidence: 73%
“…The electrical conductivity of water estimates the total amount of solids dissolved in the water (the water's TDS) [45,46] and it depends on the water's temperature; the higher the temperature, the higher the electrical conductivity and vice versa. This ability is directly related to the concentration of ions in the water, and this is supported by the low levels of ions registered in this study [25]. Total dissolved solid is a measure of inorganic salts (principally calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulphates) and some small amounts of organic matter that are dissolved in water [47].…”
Section: Electrical Conductivity and Total Dissolved Solidsmentioning
confidence: 60%
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“…As part of continuous assessment of environmental quality in peri urban Kampala and other industrial complexes of Uganda [4,[8][9][10][11], the current study investigated the physicochemical and microbiological profile of water from a stream serving one of the premier and the best planned industrial complexes in the history of Uganda.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%