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Journal of Environment and Earth Science ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online) Vol. 3, No.7, 2013

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Table 1: Microbial count (CFU/ml) of water samples from three dams in Ekiti State Egbe Dam TECC TCC TECC 102 103 102 103 102 103 102 103 1 78 52 32 13 97 61 26 15 2 51 39 27 12 69 48 21 13 3 49 37 25 10 67 46 19 11 4 47 35 24 8 66 44 17 9 Fresh water 5 45 33 23 7 64 43 16 8 6 43 33 22 7 63 42 14 7 7 42 31 20 5 60 40 12 6 8 48 37 25 6 66 44 15 7 Mean 50.3 37 24.7 8.5 69 46 17.5 9.5 1 67 46 27 10 71 49 21 11 2 48 36 24 6 35 27 19 5 3 46 35 22 6 33 35 17 3 4 45 33 20 3 31 34 16 2 Reservoir water 5 43 30 19 2 29 32 15 2 6 43 29 17 2 28 31 14 2 7 40 26 13 10 25 28 11 8 8 44 27 15 10 27 29 12 7 Mean 47 32.7 19.6 5.8 34.8 33 15.6 5 1 62 40 25 9 64 38 22 9 2 42 31 21 6 30 32 17 6 3 40 29 20 4 29 30 15 5 4 37 27 19 3 28 28 14 3 Tap water1 5 34 25 17 2 25 25 12 2 6 33 24 16 2 24 24 12 3 7 30 22 13 11 20 19 9 7 8 31 23 15 12 22 20 11 8 Mean 38.6 27.6 18.3 6.1 30.2 27 14 5.3 1 60 42 23 9 61 39 20 10 2 43 32 23 8 33 34 21 9 3 41 30 21 6 31 33 19 7 4 39 28 19 5 26 32 17 6 Tap water2 5 36 27 17 4 23 30 15 4 6 37 26 16 4 23 29 15 3 7 35 23 14 3 29 27 13 3 8 37 25 15 3 22 19 12 3 Mean 41 29 18.5 5.3 31 30 16.5 5.6 1 61 43 21 10 63 38 21 9 2 37 29 21 8 28 29 21 8 3 35 28 20 7 27 27 19 8 4 32 26 19 6 26 25 17 6 Tap water3 5 30 25 17 5 24 23 15 5 6 29 23 17 4 22 20 13 5 7 27 20 15 3 20 18 10 3 8 25 23 13 2 18 16 8 2 Mean 34.5 27 17.8 5.6 28.5 24.5 15.5 5.7 Key: TCC- Total coliform count and TECC- Total Escherichia coli count. *weekly Sample sources

*Period of collection

Ero Dam

TCC

214

Ureje Dam TCC TECC 102 103 102 103 86 49 21 13 63 41 20 11 61 39 18 9 60 37 16 7 58 35 15 6 57 33 13 5 55 30 10 3 60 35 12 4 62.5 36.3 15.6 7.2 58 38 17 10 30 31 15 5 29 30 13 4 28 28 12 2 27 26 10 1 26 24 8 2 23 21 4 2 25 23 5 3 30.7 27.6 10.5 3.6 45 32 14 8 25 26 13 6 23 25 11 4 22 24 10 3 19 21 8 3 17 20 9 3 15 12 7 5 17 14 8 7 22.8 21.7 10 4.8 43 32 13 9 28 28 12 9 26 27 11 8 24 25 9 6 21 24 8 5 28 21 7 2 20 16 7 3 20 23 7 4 26.3 24.5 9.3 5.7 42 33 14 9 26 26 10 9 25 24 9 8 23 23 8 7 21 22 7 5 20 21 5 4 18 18 3 3 15 13 2 3 23 22 7.2 6

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