Coliform Testing As An Andicator Of Sewage Contamination


Coliform testing is routinely used as an indicator of sewage contamination. Sewage contamination is a concern because it may contain potentially infectious organisms such as such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Shigella. Exposure to sewage contamination increases the risk of gastrointestinal infections and other related illnesses. Sources of sewage contamination may include raw sewage overflows, severe flooding and leaking sewer lines or septic tanks. To determine the potential health … [Read more...]

MBL is Proficient For Bacteria Testing

The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.(CALA) has rated MBL proficient for the following bacteria testing: Test Parameter Method Of Analysis Status Escherichia coli (E. coli) Membrane Filtration (DC-Agar) Proficient Fecal (Thermotolerant) Coliforms Membrane Filtration (mFC) Proficient. Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) Membrane Filtration (PCA) Proficient Total Coliforms Membrane Filtration (DC-Agar) Proficient. Escherichia coli (E. … [Read more...]

Microbial Contamination Of Wastewater

Microbial Contamination Of Wastewater And Associated Health Risks Wastewater consists of water that carries wastes (dissolved or suspended solids) from homes, businesses, and industries and also stormwater discharges. This water is rich in chemical and biological pollutants. Therefore, wastewater effluents, if not properly treated, can cause a number of ecological, economical, and human health problems such as: algal blooms from nutrient enrichment; depletion of dissolved oxygen - … [Read more...]