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Table 2 Mean physicochemical characteristics of the water samples from the rivers in the study area, February 2015 – January 2016

From: The quality of drinking and domestic water from the surface water sources (lakes, rivers, irrigation canals and ponds) and springs in cholera prone communities of Uganda: an analysis of vital physicochemical parameters

River pH Temp (°C) DO (mg/L) CD (μS/cm) Turb (TNU)
WHO Acceptable levels 6.5–8.5 > 5 0–5
R. Lhubiriha 7.07 ± 0.12 26.22 ± 1.38 6.91 ± 0.18 80.44 ± 7.49 72.30 ± 15.46
R. Lubigi 6.92 ± 0.17 24.53 ± 0.78 2.50 ± 0.65 460.51 ± 57.83 122.09 ± 23.78
R. Mobuku 7.32 ± 0.05 22.08 ± 0.80 6.52 ± 0.16 63.15 ± 5.07 7.93 ± 6.92
R. Nyamugasani 6.86 ± 0.07 27.83 ± 0.73 6.63 ± 0.19 946.08 ± 3.63 11.37 ± 0.96
R. Nyamwamba 7.28 ± 0.13 27.92 ± 1.34 6.22 ± 0.14 99.91 ± 8.13 24.06 ± 7.38
R. Sio 7.11 ± 0.09 26.90 ± 0.31 5.53 ± 0.22 118.57 ± 32.13 136.53 ± 36.44
R. Victoria Nile 6.94 ± 0.10 28.21 ± 0.66 5.21 ± 0.46 140.82 ± 22.01 54.62 ± 28.46
  1. NB: values in the table are mean ± standard error
  2. Temp Temperature, DO Dissolved Oxygen, Turb Turbidity, pH pH, CD Conductivity, FLS = Fish Landing Site
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