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Volume 4, Issue 11 (November 2017), Pages: 49-53


Technical Note

Title: Drinking water quality and water risk assessment in the university of science and technology of southern Philippines

Author(s): Rosalinda Ilogon 1, 2, Janssen Blaise U. Jumau-as 1, 2, Daizyree A. Baran 1, 3, Aileen A. Bayron 1, 4, Aurora Estrella Tenchavez 1, Celestina E. Casundo 1, Van Ryan Kristopher R. Galarpe 5, *


1Department of Environmental Science & Technology, University of Science & Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
2Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau Laboratory 10, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
3DOST-Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (PAG-ASA), El Salvador, Philippines
4Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD), Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
5Department of Environmental Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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The study evaluated the quality of drinking water sources in the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP). The main objective was to determine drinking water quality of different water sources in the university. Six sampling stations were identified which included faucets and water fountains in the different departments of the university, namely engineering, science center, education, and information technology. Physicochemical analyses included pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), total dissolved solids (TDS), alkalinity, lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd). Sampling periods commenced on July to September 2014. Overall the university’s drinking water sources were within allowable limits set by the Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water (PNSDW). However, Pb and Cd concentrations were beyond the permissible limits. Risk assessments for both metals showed potential contamination. The results of the study is preliminary by nature and further monitoring be implemented. 

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Keywords: Water quality, Risk assessment, Heavy metals

Article History: Received 26 May 2017, Received in revised form 3 September 2017, Accepted 12 September 2017

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Ilogon R, Jumau-as JBU, Baran DA, Bayron AA, Tenchavez AE, Casundo CE, and Galarpe VRKR (2017). Drinking water quality and water risk assessment in the university of science and technology of southern Philippines. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(11): 49-53

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