THREATS TO UNDERGROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
- 07 Jun
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There is an increase in borehole drilling and digging of wells in urban areas, especially in new residential areas because of unavailability of reticulated water services. In addition, there are no sewer services in these areas, construction of septic tanks evades local authorities’ by laws. Consequently, there is underground water contamination in some of the boreholes and wells.
In this regard, it is important for every household to know the quality of water they are drinking and using, to avoid adverse health effects. The drinking water should contain no harmful concentrations of chemicals or pathogens and ideally it should be aesthetically pleasing in regard to appearance, taste and odour.