International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 3 2012           Pages:1783- 1786

Bacteriological quality of the potable water supply sources in the area of Samothrace island

Author Information:

Bakas.E -Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Heroon Polytexneiou 9, GR-15780 Zografou, Greece

Constantinidis.T - Department of Hygiene, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana, GR-68 100 Alexandroupoli ,Greece

Christacopoulos.P -Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Heroon Polytexneiou 9, GR-15780 Zografou, Greece

Kekos.D -Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, Heroon Polytexneiou 9, GR-15780 Zografou, Greece

ABSTRACT
A report of microbiological characteristics of the potable water samples taken from the region of Samothrace island during 2009–2010 is presented here. During the study a number of samples from selected samples sites at regular intervals was examined. Conclusions relative to the water quality of springs, water tanks and supply network, as well as the possible reasons for water quality problems are presented in the study. The water is easily infected during its transportation from the source to the internal water supply network and finally to the consumer. The condition of the water supply networks is a factor which contributes to the water quality.

Keywords : E-coli, enterococcus spp, Microbiological characteristics, plant protection, Samothrace

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030061


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