This paper provides a detailed assessment of the microbiological quality of a selection of private water supplies.
Samples were taken from 91 supplies and analyzed for total coliforms, faecal coliforms and faecal streptococci.
The microbiological quality of the samples was generally poor, with almost 50% of the supplies failing to meet the required standards on at least one occasion.
Given the high level of sanitary microbiological failures, there is the possibility that harmful microorganisms could be present and a significant risk to health cannot be discounted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eau potable, Qualité eau, Approvisionnement eau, Réseau privé, Coliforme, Fèces, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drinking water, Water quality, Water supply, Private network, Coliforms, Feces, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0290146
Code Inist : 001D16A02. Création : 27/11/1998.