Indicator Bacteria in Water
Indicator Bacteria in Water are most commonly used are for bacteria that are normally prevalent in the intestines and feces of warm-blooded animals, including wildlife, farm animals, pets, and humans.
Exposure to contaminated water for drinking, recreational as well as agricultural purposes such as crop irrigation and food processing can result in water‐related disease.
Waterborne pathogens and related diseases are a major public health concern.
Water intended for public use is examined for an indication of fecal contamination. When such indication is found, it is assumed that the water is potentially dangerous.
The direct search for the presence of a specific pathogen in water is time consuming and unwieldy for routine water quality control purposes.
The bacterial flora vary from one source of supply to another. Each individual supply is rated on the basis of frequent examinations and to suspect at once any deviation from the usual quality of that natural water supply.
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