Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Environmental Engineering Research

Publication Date

3-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 Korean Society of Environmental Engineers. Provision of safe, accessible, and good water quality in the community is an important step towards reducing various waterborne illnesses. However, improving the quality of water should include spreading awareness to the public regarding the importance of cleaning their household water tanks. The aim of this study was to investigate the microbial quality of water of household water tanks in Dubai. The water samples from household water tanks were collected from forty houses, and a questionnaire was given to the residents to determine the history of the water tanks. The membrane filtration technique was used to quantify heterotrophic and total coliform bacteria on plate count agar and the violet red bile agar respectively. The overall results of this study have shown that 18 out of total 40 household water tanks contained different types of bacteria concentration level beyond local and widely accepted international standards. The overall results of this study indicated that there is a lack of awareness among residents regarding the importance of maintaining proper sanitation and hygiene of the household water tanks.

ISSN

1226-1025

Publisher

Korean Society of Environmental Engineers

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

60

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

Heterotrophic bacteria, Household water tank, Microbial quality, Total coliform

Scopus ID

85016134030

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Hybrid: This publication is openly available in a subscription-based journal/series

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Life Sciences Commons

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