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Bacteriological Examination of Spring Water in Five Different Locations In Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State, Nigeria

1Awe, S., 1Madueke, S. N and 2Olonila, O T.
1Department of Bioscience, Salem University Lokoja, Km 16 ,Lokoja –Ajakuta Rd., PMB 1060,Lokoja Kogi State Nigeria. 2Department of Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.
Abstract :

Investigation of bacteriological quality of five different spring water located in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria was analyzed for portability purpose using MPN technique and standard plate method. Samples were collected from each site weekly for a period of three month (between May and July, 2011). Mesophilic count from the samples were generally high exceeding the limit of 1.0 x 102 cfu/ml for water, with a range between1.8 – 3.9 x 102 cfu/ml and Ogui new layout having the highest range of 3.9 x 102 cfu/ml. The MPN count ranges from 7 to 1600 MPN per 100ml of water, with Abakpa and Ogui new layout showing MPN value less that acceptable range of less than 10 only within the first two weeks of sampling. The isolated organisms were identified to be Klebsiella spp, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aerogenosa. This implies that the spring water were fecal contaminated and hence unsuitable to serve as source of drinking water.

Keywords :
Spring water, fecal contamination, portability

Date Deposited : 18 May 2016 20:06

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Volume 10, Number 9, - 2012 , ISSN 1545-0740

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