Studies were conducted to assess the physical, chemical, and bacteriological qualities of drinking water in Mbandjock, Cameroon.
Study results indicated that the vast majority of drinking water sources possessed acceptable physical and chemical qualities, according to the World Health Organization standards.
However, microbiological analyses revealed that only the waters treated by the Cameroon National Water Company (SNEC) and the Sugar Processing Company (SOSUCAM) were acceptable for human consumption.
All spring and well waters presented evidences of fecal contamination from human and/or animal origin.
Water from these sources should, therefore, be treated before use for drinking.
Since the majority of the population gets its water from wells and springs, there is an urgent need to develop a health education program, within the framework of primary health care, with respect to environmental sanitation and safe drinking water supply in this community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité eau, Eau potable, Eau surface, Propriété physicochimique, Microbiologie, Cameroun, Afrique, Recommandation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Water quality, Drinking water, Surface water, Physicochemical properties, Microbiology, Cameroon, Africa, Recommendation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0512932
Code Inist : 001D16A02. Création : 13/02/1998.