International Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics
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International Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol.6, No.2, Jun. 2020, Pub. Date: Jun. 10, 2020
Evaluating Physical Parameters in Water Bodies in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana
Pages: 14-22 Views: 684 Downloads: 247
Authors
[01] Joan Danquah, Department of Science Education, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Asokore, Koforidua, Ghana.
[02] Francis Arthur-Baidoo, Department of Science Education, Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana.
[03] Saviour Victor Kwabla Adjjibolosoo, Department of Science, Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi, Ghana.
[04] Emmanuel Owusu, Department of Science, Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong Akuapem, Ghana.
[05] Christian Robert Yayra Acolatse, Department of Science, Nungua Senior High School, Nungua, Ghana.
Abstract
This study evaluates physical parameters in water bodies in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Research design for the study was a survey. Purposive sampling technique was used to select communities in the municipality for the study. Physical parameters in ten (10) drinking water sources sampling sites were assessed over a period of six months. The study revealed that, the metals which were identified to be extremely high or prevalent in all the sediments and soils analyzed from the communities, were levels in manganese, iron and zinc. Arsenic, copper and lead was in lower quantities. It is recommended that, the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) and Water and Sanitation Unit (WSU) of the New Juaben Municipality Assembly (NJMA) should monitor and issue permit for the construction of wells, toilet facilities and the drilling of boreholes to ensure that the specifications set out in the Water and Sanitation handbook for the Municipal Assemblies are strictly followed. It is also recommended that, the creation of awareness on water and sanitation issues through public education and the inclusion and enforcement of environmental education in the basic school’s curriculum should be considered and enforced in the New Juaben Municipality.
Keywords
Evaluating, Physical, Parameters, Water Bodies, New Juaben Municipality, Eastern Region, Ghana
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