The Impact of Storage on the Quality of Sachet Water Produced in Amassoma, Nigeria

Odafivwotu Ohwo


Inadequate storage may affect the quality of sachet water; hence, this study was designed to determine the impact of storage on sachet water quality produced in Amassoma. To achieve this aim, 100 sachet water samples were randomly collected on the day of production and 10 sachets were sent to the laboratory within 24 hours for analysis to serve as control. The remaining 90 samples, 45 each were stored at room and atmospheric temperatures respectively. At the intervals of week-4, week-8 and week-12, ten sub-samples each was randomly drawn from the respective 45 samples stored at both room and atmospheric temperatures and were sent to the laboratory for analysis. The T-test and ANOVA analyses show that the observed variations in some of the quality parameters were not significant. Also, all the physico-chemical parameters except pH were within the WHO thresholds for potable water. However, all the samples show traces of total coliform and faecal coliform counts in the storage periods, while the control samples tested positive for Escherichia coli. It is therefore recommended that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control should step-up it’s monitoring of sachet water companies to ensure that standard production procedures are maintained.

Keywords: Indoor, Outdoor, Quality, Sachet water, Storage

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