Analysis of Selected Physical & Chemical Parameters in Drinking Water Samples Collected from Cotton Tree Community

Access to safe drinking water is a daunting challenge for most residents of sub-Saharan Africa, especially West Africa. Liberia being a West African nation, the availability of safe drinking water is a very serious issue in the water and sanitation and health sector. Montserrado County, one of the political sub-division of Liberia in which the capital, Monrovia, is located has been experiencing serious problem with safe drinking. Residents are often compelled to obtain drinking water from several sources including hand-dug wells, bore-holes, public water supply
and even local streams. In this study, the physical and chemical quality of four drinking water sources, used by residents of Cotton Tree Community located on the Robert’s international Airport high way, were assessed to determine their safety for human consumption.