publication . Article . 2016

Study of Water Quality in Rural Regions of Northeastern Iran

Jaber Yeganeh; Shima Mohammadkhani; Saeid Nazemi;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Journal of Human (issn: 2476-5481, eissn: 2476-549X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Providing Safe drinking water is a prime concerninany community. This analytical study was carried out to evaluate the microbial quality of drinking water in rural areas of northeastern Iran. Methods: The water microbial quality was determined in all villages (a population of 53047 people), in 3 rounds and based on 3 measurements, i.e. Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, and Heterotrophic Plate Count. Census method was used for studying water distribution system too. Results: Results of heterotrophic plate counts of over 500 were positive in 19 (19.8%) of the villages.Total coliforms were also detected in 37 (38.5%) of the villages. Water in villages rec...
Subjects
free text keywords: Drinking Water, Fecal Coliform Bacteria, Thermophilic Coliforms, Bacteriological Quality, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Water quality, Environmental protection, Environmental planning, Geography
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