Idi-osan community is a fast-growing
settlement that deserves provision of the needed social
amenities that will make life worth living for the
residents, potable water inclusive. This research assesses
the visibility of the use of the Omi River to alleviate
water supply within the Idi-Osan community, it
determines the water quality of the river and comparison
to Surface-water standards. Samples collected across the
section of the river where it cut across the community
were subjected to tests to ascertain the potability ofthe
Omi River for domestic use.The results demonstrate that
the dissolved oxygen and pH are following both the
World Health Organization and the Federal
Environmental Protection Agency regulations, however,
the alkalinity is not.
Keywords : River, Surfacewater standard, Water quality.