World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2014, 2(2), 42-46DOI:
Abstract: There are some settlements in Fagge L.G.A of Kano metropolis that are located along Jakara river and thus there’s the fear that the drinking water they consume could be hazardous, as such, there’s a need for a study to be carried out to assess the levels of some physicochemical parameters and some heavy metals in borehole water that is meant for drinking and domestic purposes. Thirty water samples were randomly collected from different sampling sites and were analyzed using standard methods of analysis. The results showed that pH had a mean level of 7.26±0.43, Conductivity mean level was 856.1±388.6 µScm-1, the mean total hardness was 295.9 ±137.2 mg/l, turbidity had a mean level of 0.98±0.73 NTU, the total dissolved Solid mean levels was 509.4±200.9 mg/l. The heavy metals analyzed include Lead, Cadmium, and Chromium using Buck scientific model 210 VGP atomic absorption spectrometer and they had mean levels of 0.103±0.07, 0.012±0.03 and 0.065±0.095 respectively. As the results indicated all the physicochemical parameters and heavy metals are within the maximum contaminant levels set by WHO, 2005. Except for pH level in Weather head and Lead level in Kwarin Gogau sampling sites respectively. The statistical analysis of Anova showed that there is a significant difference between the physicochemical parameters and heavy metals analyzed as probability factor p<0.05.