Microbial Quality Assessment for Selected Districts Household Water Tanks in Babylon City, Iraq

IJEP 42(1): 119-123 : Vol. 42 Issue. 1 (January 2022)

Noor Alaa Abdulhusain*

 Babylon University, Environmental Research and Studies Center, Babylon, Iraq


Healthy drinking water is vital to the well-being of present generations and the future. This research aims to assess household water quality in the city of Babylon. Babylon city was divided into eight districts and from each district 10 water samples were collected. The quality of the drinking water samples varied from place to place. The maximum amounts of dissolved solids (TDS) exceeds the WHO limits (<600 ppm) in two districts but were within Iraqi standards (<1000 ppm). The water quality of the households was within reasonable limits based on the World Health Organization, but the amounts of TDS were fairly high. Hardness for all districts was within the acceptable limits. Finally, it is important that radiological analyzes be conducted in the future to investigate the impact of wars on Iraqi water resources.


Chemical, Physical, Drinking water quality, Babylon city


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