Dr. Bolanle Wahab Mr. Ojolowo Saeed Kamaldeen
08079917354 and 08077470306
University of Ibadan Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic
Faculty of the Social Sciences School of Environmental Planning
Urban and Regional Planning Department Urban and Regional Planning Department
P.M.B 1020 Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State. Nigeria
This study uncovered possible impacts of discharging raw sewage into the lagoon on the lagoon ecosystems and man in particular. The result of physiochemical and microbiological tests carried out on fish and sixteen water samples taken from Iddo in Apapa Local Government of Lagos State, Nigeria revealed pollution. E,coli, Proteus sp., Enterobacter sp., Aeromonas sp., Klebsiella sp., and Salmonella sp. were isolated microorganisms identified in the samples. The quantity of Total Solid (802-2711ppm), Dissolved Solids (550-1990ppm), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (59-140ppm), Level of conductivity (120-500µS), colour (5- 10HU), and Nitrate (23-65ppm) found in the water samples also confirmed that the Lagoon environment is insalubrious.
Finally, conclusion was drawn with the recommendation that sewage should be treated prior to discharge into any sphere of the environment.
Waste, either solid or liquid, is an integral part of man. Its generation and efficient management... [continues]
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