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Microbiological quality of well water in Kalutara District

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S Kushlani Jayatilleke ,

National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara, Sri Lanka., LK
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S Shyamalee,

National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara, Sri Lanka., LK
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V Gunawardana

National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara, Sri Lanka., LK
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Abstract

Objective To investigate the microbiological quality of well water in the Kalutara district.

Method A retrospective analysis was carried out of reports on water samples taken from tube wells, protected wells and unprotected wells in Kalutara district in 2007. Information was obtained from laboratory registers and request forms.

Results In 2007, the microbiological quality of 185 samples of well water had been tested. Of these, 120 (64.86%) were unsuitable for consumption, and 106 (57.3%) samples were contaminated with Escherichia coli.

Conclusions A high percentage of well water samples tested from the Kalutara District were unsuitable for consumption, with over half contaminated with Escherichia coli.  

Key words: water quality, microbiology, Escherichia coli, well water)

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v54i2.794

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 54, No. 2, June 2009 pp44-45

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.796
How to Cite: Jayatilleke, S.K., Shyamalee, S. and Gunawardana, V., 2009. Microbiological quality of well water in Kalutara District. Ceylon Medical Journal, 54(2), pp.44–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.796
Published on 24 Jul 2009.
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