The bacteriological quality of rainjar water in rural Northeast Thailand.
Rainjars are popular in northeast Thailand because of the time and effort saved in water collection resulting from their use.
Bacteriological analysis showed rainjar water to be much purer than drinking water from alternative sources (P<0.001).
In rainwater samples from one village, Escherichia coli was absent in 60% of Rainjars compared with 46% of other vessels used for storing drinking water in the home (P<0.01).
The use of a tap and the physical height of the jar served to protect the water by limiting water handling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eau pluie, Qualité eau, Contrôle, Approvisionnement eau, Zone rurale, Thaïlande, Asie, Bactérie, Pollution eau, Gestion ressource eau
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rain water, Water quality, Check, Water supply, Rural area, Thailand, Asia, Bacteria, Water pollution, Water resource management
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Code Inist : 001D16A02. Création : 199406.