CONTAMINATION ASSESSMENT OF WATER RESOURCES AROUND WASTE DUMPSITES IN ABAKALIKI, NIGERIA; A MINI REVIEW
Journal: Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS)
Author: Ruth Oghenerukevwe Ulakpa Eyankware, Moses Oghenenyoreme Eyankware
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Monitoring of water quality is needed from time to time to avoid outbreak of severe water borne disease. This article review previous literature on impact of waste dumpsites on water quality around Abakaliki and its environs, with emphasis on active and non-active dumpsite. Findings from reviewed article revealed that waste dumpsite sites close to water bodies or ways has altered water quality in Abakaliki urban, while groundwater is contaminated through leaching process. This groundwater contamination occurs mostly when waste dumpsite is sited close to borehole or hand-dug well. Based on reviewed literature it is advised that waste dumpsite should be sited distance away from residential buildings as the state government should also endeavor to continually monitor water quality for domestic use to avoid outbreak of various kind of water related disease.