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Bacteriological examination of drinking water in Burdwan, India with reference to coliforms

SN Chatterjee, D Das, M Roy, S Banerjee, P Dey, T Bhattacharya, G Chandra

Abstract


Most probable number (MPN) test was done to detect the coliform in water samples collected from mobile vendors, sweet shops and tap water supplied from Burdwan municipality. The study revealed that the number of coliforms was very high (1600) in water samples collected from mobile vendors. The bacteria were identified as Escherichia coli. Bacteriological examination of water samples collected from different sources showed that the water of mobile vendors and sweet shops of Burdwan market
area was not potable while the municipal tap water was found to be safe for drinking.



http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB2007.000-2415
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