ASSESSMENT OF DRINKING WATER QUALITY AND SANITATION IN AJDABIYA CITY, NE LIBYA

Authors

  • Osama Rahil Shaltami Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Fares F. Fares Department of petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Libyan British University
  • Saad M. El-Shari Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Farag M. Oshebi Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Fathi M. Salloum Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Rachelle R. Favaloro Independent researcher, USA
  • Nessma Alshelmani Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Abdulrahman Al-Maqrif Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Benghazi University
  • Souad A. Moftah Department of zoology, Faculty of Art and Science, Benghazi University

Keywords:

Water quality, Sanitation, Ajdabiya city, Libya

Abstract

The main objective of this work is to assess the drinking water quality and sanitation in Ajdabiya city. Five water samples were collected from Ajdabiya reservoir and household wells, the chemical analysis data shows the studied water must be treated to remove the contaminations according to WHO (2018). Most of sewage water of Ajdabiya city flows into ground and the sabkha lakes without any treatment, which leading to contaminate of ground water because of lack of a sewage network.

 

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2020-03-03

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