Dr Benjamin A. Ambe & Mr. Akpo, David Mbu.
This research work purposed to study solid and non-solid pollutants in domestic water sources in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria. Samples of water from five (5) different sources within the two Local Government Areas that make up the metropolis were collected and subjected to various experimental separation techniques including filtration, sedimentation/ decantation, floatation and flocculation. This was to enable comparative analytical study of solids and non-solid pollutants in the water sources. Results of these analysis revealed that of the five water samples considered, solid pollutants were increasingly in the order of following: River Cross River were less than those in Calabar River, which were in turn less than those of the Great Qua River and greater than those of Municipal Water and Underground/Borehole water respectively. Based on the findings of this study, underground water obtained and stored in the best hygienic conditions is therefore recommended for users in the study area.