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A Comparative Assessment on Potable Water Supply In the Emerging Spread of Infectious Diseases In Urban Perspectives

Volume 3 - Issue 5

Berame JS*1,2, Albaciete MF1, Donatos BD1,3, Rimando RR1,4

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    • 1College of Education, Caraga State University, Philippines
    • 2De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
    • 3Trinity College of Science and Technology, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
    • 4Butuan Medical Center, Butuan City, Philippines

    *Corresponding author: Julie S Berame, College of Education, Graduate School, Caraga State University, Butuan City; De La Salle University, Taft, Manila, Philippines, Email: janveel@yahoo.com

Received: April 06, 2018;   Published: April 16, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000966

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to assess the water condition of the two urban cities of Caraga Region XIII, namely: Butuan and Bayugan City and the extent of spread of emerging infectious diseases. The descriptive survey method was used in the study to investigate the problem. It is a fact-finding method by way of collecting data from the City Health Office, BCWD, CENRO, EMB of Butuan and Bayugan City and Department of Health (DOH). Results of physicochemical analysis of water were taken from Taguibo River Laboratoty in a non-conforming parameter with 16 color units exceeds the maximum level 10 color units. In the microbial analysis of water sample, there is less than 1.1 of coliforms and fetal coliforms observed and the remarks are negative that the water is safe. Its Colony Forming Unit (CFU) of microorganisms (bacteria molds and yeasts) is in the range of 47 cfu/ml where it passed the standard requirement for the water to declare as potable for drinking. The water supply of Butuan and Bayugan City have always monitored and tested in physical and chemical analysis. This water has an impact to the health of the people living in both cities. Emerging diseases such as simple diarrhea and intestinal worms were prevalent in both cities and attributed on the water process distributed per household.

Keywords:Comparative assessment; Infectious diseases; Water management; Local perspective; Potable water

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