Impact of Abattoir Wastes on Groundwater Quality in the Fct, Abuja-Nigeria: A Case Study of Gwagwalada Satellite Town

Ekpetere O. Kenneth, Ekeh O. Faith, Ofodum N. Modestus


The research examined the impact of abattoir wastes on Groundwater quality in the FCT, Abuja-Nigeria, with Gwagwalada satellite town as a case study.  Water samples were collected from three points including wells and boreholes in the study area. The water samples were tested for selected physical, chemical and biological parameters such as Total Dissolved Solid, Total Suspended Solid, Biological oxygen demanded, pH, nitrate, turbidity and total coliform. The laboratory analyses were carried out using standard analytical methods and procedures for water quality analysis. The results shows that ground water near slaughter houses poses environmental and health risk to the users if not treated as the parameters examined shows the lowering of the water quality and making the groundwater unhealthy for drinking and other uses. The study recommends creating awareness and treating of underground water in slaughter areas before use.

Keywords: Slaughterhouse, abattoir, ground water, water samples, chemical parameters, environment, health, risk, hygiene, effluent, incineration, contamination, control points.

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/9-4-12

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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