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Bactriological quality of rainwater samples in cisterns in rural areas of Gomishan

Tilaki, R.D. and Kor, Y. and Firoozian, G. (2016) Bactriological quality of rainwater samples in cisterns in rural areas of Gomishan. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 25 (134). pp. 98-104.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Due to inadequate quantity and low quality of water resources in rural regions of Gomishan (Golestan province), local residents use cisterns for household water. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the hygienic situation of these cisterns. Materials and methods: In this study, water samples were obtained from 31 villages using random sampling (two times; total number of samples=406). Bacteriological tests were carried out by standard methods. The relationship between hygienic situation of cisterns and bacteriological quality of water were statistically analyzed. Results: A total of 406 water samples was examined by measuring total coliform and fecal coliform, in which. 94 samples (23.14) showed total coliform and 28 sample (6.89) showed fecal coliform. A significant relationship was observed between hygienic status of cisterns and bacteriological pollution (P<0.05). Conclusion: Microbial contamination in the studied cisterns calls for sanitizing the cistern in the region and changing the drinking water resources. © 2016, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: rain, Article; bacterial count; bacterium contamination; coliform bacterium; fecal coliform; hygiene; Iran; microbiological examination; nonhuman; rural area; water analysis; water quality; water supply
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 08:26
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 11:07
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4630

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