Quality assessment of traditional water resources in Khamis Mushait City, Abha Metropolitan, Assir Province, Saudi Arabia.

Al-Otaibi, Eed Lafi Shaher and Mahmoud, S. Ahmed Zaki (2012) Quality assessment of traditional water resources in Khamis Mushait City, Abha Metropolitan, Assir Province, Saudi Arabia. Quality assessment of traditional water resources in Khamis Mushait City, Abha Metropolitan, Assir Province, Saudi Arabia.

[img]
Preview
Text
IJWREE-11-070 Al-Otaibi 2012_Quality assessment of traditional water resources in Khamis Mushait City.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

The physical and chemical quality within traditional water resources of Khamis Mushait City, Saudi Arabia, that are being used for various urban purposes were assessed to explore consistency. The network sampling and cross-sectional techniques were implemented. Googlearth digital satellite map of the study area was used as a master map for sampling. A total of 66 water samples were collected randomly from surface and well water located at and around the city. All samples were subjected to standard analysis. The results have revealed the overall means of turbidity, conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH, chlorides, hardness as CaCO3, sulphate, ammonia, nitrate, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc in water samples taken from deep wells, shallow wells and surface water. These results showed that shallow wells had the highest values for conductivity, total dissolved solids, chloride, hardness, sulphate, nitrate, copper, manganese, and zinc. However, surface water had the highest levels for turbidity, pH, and ammonia. Iron contents of deep wells and surface water samples were nearly the same. Thus, samples taken from deep wells were superior to those from shallow wells and surface water sources. There were significant correlations with each other between physicochemical parameters except for manganese, which showed no significant correlation with any parameter. Iron showed only a significant correlation with zinc. Recommended hygienic measures are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Geography
Divisions: College of Humanities > Geography
Depositing User: Dr Eed Lafi Shaher Al-Otaibi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 00:44
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/56

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item