Environmental Effect of Solid Waste Dumpsites on Underground Water Quality in Jalingo Metropolis, Taraba State, Nigeria
The study assessed the environmental effects of solid waste dumpsites on groundwater quality in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. Water samples were collected from boreholes and wells during the rainy season (July) and analysed in the Laboratory. The pollutants assessed include, Biological Oxygen Demand, Total Dissolved Solid, Dissolved Oxygen, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Chloride, Total Hardness, Colour, pH, Zinc, Iron, Chromium and Lead. The results from laboratory analysis conducted showed that COD had the highest physico-chemical concentration of 359.0 Mg/L and BOD a concentration of 229.70 Mg/L. Zinc has value of 0.09 Mg/L and Lead has a value of 0.0013 Mg/L. The results did not met the required standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Standard for Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ) standards.