SHIMA NGOY Thierry*, MONSENGO N’SOLE Roger, KONGOTA ISASI Elvis, MISAMU NDANDU

Physicochemical, Bacteriological and Hydrochemical Facies Characterization of Some Landscaped Water Sources in Lukula Health Zone, Central Kongo Province

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the vast majority of the Congolese population depends on groundwater and spring to obtain drinking water, the composition and safety of which are unknown. Consequently, the risks of poisoning could be frequent and serious. Given the absence of data on the composition and safety of this category of water, a study was conducted between April and December 2018 to determine the physico-chemical, bacteriological and hydrochemical quality of certain sources of water managed in the health zone of Lukula, in the province of Kongo-central. The results obtained provided a first description of the composition and the state of pollution of the water at the sites studied. The analysis were carried out according to standard methods. The results obtained show that these waters are generally soft and that the physico-chemical parameters are clearly below the thresholds of the standards of the World Health Organization. Furthermore, these waters do not present significant organic and bacteriological pollution. Thus these spring waters are of good quality and suitable for consumption. Téléchargé l'article