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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2207-2214
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.251


Bacteriological Analysis of Water Quality in Hospital and Residential Water Supply of a Tertiary Care Hospital of Northern India
Shilpi Srivastava1*, Alisha Singh1 and Nadeem Ahmed2
1Department of Microbiology
2Department of Community Medicine, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Diseases due to consumption of water contaminated with microbes extract considerable morbidity and mortality. Monitoring of drinking water quality is thus of paramount importance. This study was done to assess water quality of hospital and residential water supply at our Medical Institute. Drinking water samples were collected from taps water coolers and submersible pumps and analyzed by multiple tube culture method to obtain Presumptive coliform count which is an indicator of recent faecal contamination. Most probable no (MPN) of the coliforms was used to determine if the sample was satisfactory. Out of a total of 42 samples 10 (26.3%) samples were unsatisfactory and not suitable for human consumption, 5 (11.90%) samples were of intermediate quality, 17(40.47%) samples were satisfactory and 10 (26.3%) samples were found to be excellent. From the unsatisfactory and intermediate quality samples, E. coli was cultured from 16.6%, Klebsiella from 4.2% and Pseudomonas from 14.2% of samples. Half of the municipal tap water supply samples were not fit for consumption. Ground water and water from UV filters (Aquaguard) was of good quality. Water coolers had a variable water quality.


Keywords: Water quality, Faecal coliforms, Most Probable No (MPN)
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Shilpi Srivastava, Alisha Singh and Nadeem Ahmed. 2018. Bacteriological Analysis of Water Quality in Hospital and Residential Water Supply of a Tertiary Care Hospital of Northern India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2207-2214. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.251