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Submitted: 26 May 2016 Modified: 27 May 2016
HERDIN Record #: R02-CSU-16052613474211

Microbiological analysis of water sources at Libag Norte, Tuguegarao city: Its implication to the risk of acquiring diarrhea.

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The prevalence of water-borne diseases is primarily due to the lack of access to potable drinking sources. This is common to developing countries as several households are far-flung from urban centers. Such places make use of water sources readily available to them. These sources are not treated before use so it becomes imperative to investigate their water quality. The study focused on the water quality of drinking water sources in Libag Norte, Tuguegarao City. Representative households were chosen using stratified random sampling and microbial analysis of their drinking water (Total Coliform Count, Escherichia coli Count, and Heterotrophic Plate Count) was performed. Of the 50 households chosen, 3 were free from contamination, 10 were contaminated with coliforms, 26 were contaminated with E. coli and coliforms, and the remaining 11 were contaminated with E. coli, coliforms, and heterotrophs. Rating the households, 3 households were not at risk, 10 were at risk, 26 had medium risk, and 11 had high risk of acquiring disease-causing pathogens from drinking water. The water quality of the area can be generalized as poor from the microbial analysis results. Water must be treated prior to drinking in order to prevent the outbreak of disease. 

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
CAHS Research Journal
Frequency
Annual
Publication Date
June 2013-April 2014
Volume
1
Issue
1
Page(s)
30

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
CAHS Research Journal
Frequency
Annual
Publication Date
June 2013-April 2014
Volume
1
Issue
1
Page(s)
30
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Cagayan State University Library Abstract Print Format
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2. Department of Enviro, . Philippine Standard for Drinking Water .

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