International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Volume (2) - Issue (6), 2017 pp 270-275


Assessment of the load of microbial pollution in certain drinking well water samples collected from the various places of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India


Kasinatha Durai, R., Nambu Mahalakshmi, R. and Amanulla Hameed, S.V.S.


The drinking well water sources of Pattinamkathan, Mandapam Camp and Achunthanvayal area of Ramanathapuram District were collected to assess the microbial pollution. This investigation reveals that the drinking well water of Mandapam Camp is polluted with many clinically important pathogenic microbes such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Streptococcus, Shigella, Klebsiella pneumonia and Enterococcus aerogenes. This well water is highly polluted with the residues of sewage water through percolation of drainage water into the ground water.


Microbial pollution, Well water, Sewage residues, Percolation.

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Article History

Received on 19/10/2017, Accepted on 09/11/2017, Published on 21/11/2017