International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Socio – Economic Impact for the Spring Water Use in Natuv Catchment/ Ramallah West – Palestine
Bihan Bader, Marwan Ghanem

This study aims at determining the impact of cesspits to contaminate water springs in the Natuv basin - west of Ramallah, and at studying social and economic impact of the use of spring water for the human life. One hundred questionnaires were distributed to the farmers using the spring’s water in the study area and analyzed using SPSS statistical software. The results of the analysis show that 38% of the solid waste, which is disposed near the springs leads to contamination. The low discharge of some springs is due to the erratic rainfall in the study area. The impact of Israeli settlement on spring’s water pollution is also studied. 43% of the springs near the settlements were contaminated with the wastewater and 48% of them are contaminated with their solid waste.

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