Quality Assessment: Chemical: Fecal Coliform
High levels of fecal coliform--greater than 200 colonies per 100 mL of waterare a good indicator that pathogenic microorganisms may be present. Disease-causing microorganisms can enter the body though cuts in one's skin, or through one's mouth, eyes, ears, or nose. They can result in health problems ranging from common diarrhea and ear infections to deadly diseases such as hepatitis, cholera, or even typhoid fever. Therefore, it is suggested that one does not have total body contact with water containing levels of fecal coliform greater than 200 colonies per 100 mL of water.
/ Alkalinity / Hardness
/ Nitrates. Nitrites, and Ammonia / Ortho-
and Total Phosphate / Dissolved Oxygen and
Biochemical Oxygen Demand / Fecal Coliform / Conductivity
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