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The assessment of drains discharging points alteration on Noubaria Canal as a source of drinking water

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The contamination of drinking water supply is becoming an increasingly serious problem in Noubaria region, Alexandria West, Egypt. In order to protect public health, there is a need to regulate water treatment intakes. Raw water of both Noubaria and Borg El-Arab treatment plants has faced a serious problem. Both the Noubaria and the Borg El-Arab plant are affected by the increasing salinities. Alexandria Water Company (AWCO) started to find out alternatives to solve this problem. The purpose of this study built to assess the health risk of pollutants in drinking water and recommend guidelines and management plans for maintaining good quality of drinking water. This study was conducted to monitor 9 water sample locations along Noubaria Canal during June 2006 to June 2007. This study found that the average values of different parameters including physical, Chemical and Bacteriological, of Noubaria Canal in investigation period were concluded to be below water quality defined by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Egypt (EEAA, 1996), and WHO guidelines (1989).
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Keywords: BACTERIOLOGICAL; CHEMICAL; NOUBARIA CANAL; PHYSICAL; WATER QUALITY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 October 2007

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