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APPLYING BACTERIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS TO RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY

It is concluded that bacteriological measurements of recreational water quality must be based on the detection of fecal contamination by all warm-blooded animals. Field data from numerous fresh water and estuarine pollution studies indicate a sharp increase in the frequency of Salmonella detection when fecal coliform densities are above 200 organisms/100 ml. Fecal coliform bacteria should be used as a baseline indicator system for evaluating the microbiological suitability of recreational waters. The recommended limit of 200 fecal coliforms/100 ml for primary contact recreational water use is consistent with research findings and field investigations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Water Works Association

    2 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • Geldreich, E E
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00005908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM