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Investigation of the Drinking Water Quality in Some Water Pumping Stations at the Euphrates River (Shatt Al-Mudaina), in Al-Mudaina city, Basrah, Iraq  

Amaal S. Al-Sharaa , Khaled K. Al-Khafaji
Dep. of Marine Biology, Marine Science Center, Basra University, Basra, Iraq
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 6   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2019.09.0006
Received: 15 Aug., 2019    Accepted: 28 Oct., 2019    Published: 17 Nov., 2019
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Al-Sharaa A.S., and Al-Khafaji K.K., 2019, Investigation of the drinking water quality in some water pumping stations at the Euphrates River (Shatt Al-Mudaina), in Al-Mudaina city, Basrah, Iraq, International Journal of Marine Science, 9(6): 49-53 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2019.09.0006)


This study aimed at using of physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters in evaluating the quality of water drinking by choosing four sampling stations: (St.1- Inlet of Abu-Shawi water pumping station, St.2- outlet of Abu-Shawi water pumping station, St.3-Inlet of Al-Abaraa water pumping station and St.4- outlet of Al-Abaraa water pumping station) in the Euphrates River (Shatt Al-Mudaina) in Al-Mudaina city. Samples collected monthly for each station from January to June 2017. The measured parameters were ranged each for (water temperature 11.1-30.2, pH 7.0-8.1, TDS 942.4-2155.7mg/l, total hardness 597.5-1052.3(mg CaCO3/l). Other chemical parameters like chloride ranged from 45.4-185.4 mg/l and dissolved oxygen (DO) ranged between (4.9-11.6) ppm.The results of bacterial tests shows that a total coliform bacteria which is Low fecal contamination levels in the outlet of both drinking water pumping stations, in contrast fecal contamination levels are high in water samples at the inlet of both drinking water pumping stations.

Drinking Water; Bacterial contamination; Euphrates River
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