Marilda Osmani, Belinda Hoxha, Armela Mazrreku, Enkelejda Kucaj, Anira Gjoni
Natural water contains different types of impurities that are introduced into aquatic system through different ways such as weathering of rocks and leaching of soils, dissolution of aerosol particles from the atmosphere and from several human activities, including mining, processing and the use of metal-based materials. The availability of good quality water is a crucial feature for preventing diseases and improving quality of life. The present study was carried out with the aim to assess of water quality using physico-chemical parameters of wells water, in Elbasan district. In order to accomplish this aim, water samples from private wells in the villages Labinot fushë, Gjergjan, Papër, Shushicë, and Bradashesh were taken and chemically analysed. The physical and chemical parameters such as water ph, conductivity, total hardness, chlorides, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, sulphate and heavy metal such as Fe were measured. The results were then compared with the Council Directive (98/83/EC) on the quality of water intended for human consumption. In some wells the parameters are over the standards, because they are not built under the right conditions. Also, the use of chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides is considered to have a major role in groundwater pollution. The quality of the water is also affected by the pipes amortization and as a result rust is formed. Private and collective wells should be regularly monitored, maintained and well disinfected.
Water quality, Well, Physico – chemical parameters, Council Directive
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Marilda Osmani, Belinda Hoxha, Armela Mazrreku, Enkelejda Kucaj, Anira Gjoni. (2023) Assessment of Physicochemical Properties of Drinking Water Quality in Elbasan District. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 8, 16-23