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Abstract : This study was conducted in (10) areas, six of them in the city of Mosul and four in Badoush area that belong to the Mosul district center, for the purpose of measuring the concentrations of heavy elements (Cu, ZN, Co, Fe, Pb) in the sediments of drinking water and knowing the extent of the effect of these elements on the drinking water in the study area. Some physical and chemical properties of this water were also measured. The results showed that the pH value ranged between (7.5 – 8.4) and the electrical conductivity ranged between (263.3 – 392.4) µs / cm, the temperature ranged between (17 – 18.5) degrees Celsius and the amount of turbidity ranged between (1.26 – 4.81) NTU, and the concentrations of heavy elements Cu were between (ND - 3.69) μg/g, Zn between (ND – 0.52)µg/g, Co (0.78 – 2.83) μg/g, Fe between (2.12 – 8.08) μg/g and Pb (ND – 1.41) μg/g. The results showed that physicochemical parameters were within the limits allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the concentrations of heavy metals were within the permissible limits, and the results showed a significant increase in iron concentrations in the study areas of Badoush region.

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