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Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water in Shadegan Township, Iran

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Author(s): Mohammad Hadi Dehghani | Gholam Reza Jahed Khaniki | Hossein Mohammadi | Simin Nasseri | Amir Hossein Mahvi | Masoud Younessian | Sajad Mazlomi

Journal: Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment (IJEE)
ISSN 2079-2115

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 286;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Drinking water | Fecal coliform | Heterotrophic Plate Count | Residual chlorine | Shadegan Township

ABSTRACT
In this research, the villages with water supply systems under the supervision of the Water and Wastewater Company were studied. Turbidity, fecal coliform, Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) and free residual chlorine were analyzed. The measured turbidity and free residual chlorine in many of the villages were less than drinking water guidelines. Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) and fecal coliforms tests in drinking water samples were positive. According to the results, it is found out that the water source used for drinking consumption must be fully treated properly and finally be chlorinated Water and Wastewater Company should have a proper consideration on safe drinking water supply.

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