Quality Assessment of Drinking Water in Missan Province, Iraq  

H.T. Al-Saad , Salih Hassan Jazza
Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Missan, Iraq
Department of Environmental Chemistry and Pollution, Marine Science center, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 17   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0017
Received: 14 Mar., 2016    Accepted: 15 Apr., 2016    Published: 15 Apr., 2016
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Jazza S.H., and AL-Saad H.T., 2016, Quality Assessment of Drinking Water in Moissan Province, Iraq, International Journal of Marine Science, 6(17): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0017)


The present study was undertaken to determine the physicochemical properties in drinking water samples collected from ten locations distributed in centre and districts of Moissan province during the months October, November and December; 2015. Laboratory tests were performed for the analysis of samples for pH, electrical conductivity, turbidity, calcium ion, magnesium ion, total hardness, chloride ion, sulphate ion, total dissolved solid, total suspended solid, nitrates and phosphates. These parameters were compared with the guideline value of World Health Organization (WHO) and Iraqi standards. Results indicated that some of these  parameters did not exceed the permissible limit of the WHO and Iraqi standards for drinking water, such as pH, calcium ion magnesium ion, total suspended solid, nitrates and phosphates, whereas electrical conductivity, turbidity, total hardness, total dissolved solid, chloride ion and sulphate ion were above the permissible limits of WHO and Iraqi standards. Results of the present study suggested that the water sample is not suitable for drinking purpose.

Water; Physical; Chemical parameter; Moissan province
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