You need JavaScript to view this

Coliform bacteria as in indicator of sewerage water mixing with drinking water sources in Rawalpindi city

Technical Report:

Abstract

The coliform group of bacteria are consider to be one of the prominent indicators of surface/groundwater pollution as their presence in drinking water sources shows that water has been in contact with soil, plants, septic tanks or sewerage lines/drains. As a part of surface/groundwater pollution studies in various areas of Rawalpindi city coliform bacteria have been determined in the available drinking sources to evaluate their possible connection with the nearby septic tanks and sewerage lines/drains. Selective water samples were tapped from 72 domestic dug wells, and 98 municipal corporation tube-wells and associated water supply lines in some poorly drained areas of Rawalpindi. These samples were analyzed using membrane filter technique. In general, the sampled areas have indicated poor water quality w.r.t. coliform activity. 52% samples of the collected samples have indicated presence of Ecoli. Of these, 73% samples mostly collected from the poorly drained areas have shown significant counts of Ecoli. These water are rendered unfit for drinking purposes. Thirteen water samples collected indicated toxic levels of Ecoli in the municipal water supply caused due to a known leakage in the main domestic water supply line. The presence of coliform in the tube-well water supply taps are thus attributed to  More>>
Authors:
Mashiatullah, A; Qureshi, R M; Bibi, S; Javed, T; Shah, Z; Sajjad, M I [1] 
  1. Pakistan Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan). Radiation and Isotope Application Div.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1993
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
PINSTECH-RIAD-139
Reference Number:
SCA: 540300; 052002; PA: AIX-26:015410; EDB-95:031359; SN: 95001329099
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 7 fig.; PBD: Dec 1993
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COLIFORMS; DRINKING WATER; SEWAGE SLUDGE; GROUND WATER; PAKISTAN; PUBLIC HEALTH; WATER POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT; WATER QUALITY; 540300; 052002; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, AQUATIC; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE
OSTI ID:
10113615
Research Organizations:
Pakistan Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan). Radiation and Isotope Application Div.
Country of Origin:
Pakistan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95615488; TRN: PK9400128015410
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
17 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Mashiatullah, A, Qureshi, R M, Bibi, S, Javed, T, Shah, Z, and Sajjad, M I. Coliform bacteria as in indicator of sewerage water mixing with drinking water sources in Rawalpindi city. Pakistan: N. p., 1993. Web.
Mashiatullah, A, Qureshi, R M, Bibi, S, Javed, T, Shah, Z, & Sajjad, M I. Coliform bacteria as in indicator of sewerage water mixing with drinking water sources in Rawalpindi city. Pakistan.
Mashiatullah, A, Qureshi, R M, Bibi, S, Javed, T, Shah, Z, and Sajjad, M I. 1993. "Coliform bacteria as in indicator of sewerage water mixing with drinking water sources in Rawalpindi city." Pakistan.
@misc{etde_10113615,
title = {Coliform bacteria as in indicator of sewerage water mixing with drinking water sources in Rawalpindi city}
author = {Mashiatullah, A, Qureshi, R M, Bibi, S, Javed, T, Shah, Z, and Sajjad, M I}
abstractNote = {The coliform group of bacteria are consider to be one of the prominent indicators of surface/groundwater pollution as their presence in drinking water sources shows that water has been in contact with soil, plants, septic tanks or sewerage lines/drains. As a part of surface/groundwater pollution studies in various areas of Rawalpindi city coliform bacteria have been determined in the available drinking sources to evaluate their possible connection with the nearby septic tanks and sewerage lines/drains. Selective water samples were tapped from 72 domestic dug wells, and 98 municipal corporation tube-wells and associated water supply lines in some poorly drained areas of Rawalpindi. These samples were analyzed using membrane filter technique. In general, the sampled areas have indicated poor water quality w.r.t. coliform activity. 52% samples of the collected samples have indicated presence of Ecoli. Of these, 73% samples mostly collected from the poorly drained areas have shown significant counts of Ecoli. These water are rendered unfit for drinking purposes. Thirteen water samples collected indicated toxic levels of Ecoli in the municipal water supply caused due to a known leakage in the main domestic water supply line. The presence of coliform in the tube-well water supply taps are thus attributed to ruptures in the underground water supply lines. Present study reveals that general sanitary condition and water quality in the city are poor and that there is an urgent need of improvement in the water treatment and distribution systems by the concern quaters. (Orig./A.B.). 7 fig.}
place = {Pakistan}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}