This study is on the assessment of the characteristics of raw sewage around Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State. Samples of raw sewage were taken from a residential source and commercial source. The following parameters were tested; Turbidity, Total Dissolved Solid, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Organic Carbon and pH. The results from the commercial source are: Turbidity, 2228 NTU, Total Dissolved Solid 112 mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) 16426.6 mg/l, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 238mg/l, Total Organic Carbon 0.79% and pH 6.63. The result from the residential source is: Turbidity 64.01 NTU, Total Dissolved Solid 52.60 mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) 1061.30 mg/l, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 32 mg/l, Total Organic Carbon 0.32% and pH 4.65. The result shows that the sample from a commercial source has a higher strength compared to the sample from a residential source. When compared with World Health Organization (

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