Meenu Sharma1* and Vipin Vyas2

1Department of Environmental Science and Limnology 2Department of Biosciences Barkatullah University, Bhopal- 462026 (India) *Contact author –


One of the major challenges of modern time is the bacteriological contamination in drinking water which is becoming a growing concern throughout the world. The presence of microorganisms poses a threat to water quality due to its capability to cause most of the waterborne diseases. The main objective of current study was to determine the microbiological status of groundwater of twenty-four selected sites of rural area of Mandideep industrial estate of district Raisen for drinking purpose. T. coli, F.coli and F. streptococcus were studied by using multiple tube fermentation technique method for premonsoon, postmonsoon and winter season. The results were analysed following the drinking water standards as per IS10500: 12 and WHO,24. It was observed from the results that highest concentration of these bacteria was found in postmonsoon season in comparison to winter and premonsoon season. It construed as a warning of presence of pathogenic bacteria and great risk of health issues and disease breakouts.Thus, it is desirable to identify and eradicate the sources of bacterial contamination andcontinuous disinfection of water is necessary for ensuring safe drinking water for human consumption.

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