Water Quality Assessment of a Livestock Farm

Publication Date : 07/02/2018


Author(s) :

C.M Hasfalina, E. Nazri, D. Siti Nur Aida, M.Z Mohamed Azwan, M. Abdulsalam.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 1
(02 - 2018)



Abstract :

Frequent assessment of water qualities is pertinent as this ensure effective monitoring, sustainability and utilization. It is more indispensible considering the several human activities and indiscriminate discharge of toxic substance into the water resources. In this study, the water quality of groundwater and surface water are monitored at a livestock housing, Ladang 16, UPM. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of cattle farming activity on qualities of the nearby water. Two wells were constructed at Ladang to monitor the qualities of the groundwater (MW 1 and MW 2). The water qualities parameters obtained for the surface water and groundwater quality were compared with raw and drinking water Ministry of Health (MOH) standard. The results revealed that the quality of groundwater and surface water are slightly polluted. This is because some of the measured parameters such as turbidity, NH3 and fecal coliform exceeded the standard. Water Quality Index (WQI) was used to characterize the surface water quality. Based on the six parameters (DO, BOD, COD, AN, SS, pH), the lake and river at Ladang are classified as Class III with the WQI values of 67.44 and 75.49, respectively.


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