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Table 3 The mean physicochemical characteristics of spring and pond water from the study sites, 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

Ponds and springs pH Temperature (°C) DO (mg/L) CD (μS/cm) Turbidity (TNU)
WHO Acceptable levels 6.5–8.5 > 5 0–5
Dadira Pond 7.34 ± 0.17 27.82 ± 0.43 7.72 ± 2.10 583.09 ± 75.11 46.67 ± 28.52
Kibenge Pond 6.87 ± 0.09 40.86 ± 0.47 6.28 ± 0.18 3280.83 ± 87.20 16.05 ± 2.56
Mughende Pond 8.46 ± 0.11 30.98 ± 0.44 12.2 ± 1.50 744.43 ± 32.15 102.74 ± 32.33
Panyimur Pond 7.21 ± 0.13 29.30 ± 0.56 3.98 ± 0.39 721.03 ± 154.56 22.06 ± 8.15
Wanseko Pond 5.73 ± 0.17 28.28 ± 0.88 4.10 ± 0.23 55.99 ± 7.75 116.16 ± 56.56
Katanga spring 6.19 ± 0.15 24.87 ± 0.36 4.65 ± 0.48 276.46 ± 45.46 41.71 ± 8.84
Kibenge spring 7.19 ± 0.06 41.89 ± 0.61 6.15 ± 0.17 3276.36 ± 81.88 5.68 ± 1.95
Nyakirango spring 7.27 ± 0.07 25.42 ± 0.99 6.80 ± 0.18 89.81 ± 16.63 120.75 ± 51.33
  1. NB: the values in the table are mean ± standard error.
  2. DO Dissolve Oxygen, CD Conductivity, FLS Fish Landing Site
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