Occurrence, molecular characterization and antibiogram of water quality indicator bacteria in river water serving a water treatment plant.

@article{Okeke2011OccurrenceMC,
  title={Occurrence, molecular characterization and antibiogram of water quality indicator bacteria in river water serving a water treatment plant.},
  author={Benedict C. Okeke and Madeleiene Thomson and Elica M. Moss},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 23},
  pages={
          4979-85
        }
}
Water pollution by microorganisms of fecal origin is a current world-wide public health concern. Total coliforms, fecal coliforms (Escherichia coli) and enterococci are indicators commonly used to assess the microbiological safety of water resources. In this study, influent water samples and treated water were collected seasonally from a water treatment plant and two major water wells in a Black Belt county of Alabama and evaluated for water quality indicator bacteria. Influent river water… CONTINUE READING