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Table 2

Total plate count (c.f.u/mL) and pH of water samples collected from four sources of water in Banda sluma

Water sourceTotal plate count
pH of water
MeanSD%CVMeanSD%CV
Protected spring 76 1.4 1.8 5.12 0.01 0.2 
Dug well 2,300 210 9.1 5.70 0.20 3.5 
Local council tap 160 11 6.9 6.48 0.4 0.6 
Kiosk tap 120 4.5 3.8 6.52 0.04 0.6 
All 660 340 51.5 5.96 0.60 10.0 
Water sourceTotal plate count
pH of water
MeanSD%CVMeanSD%CV
Protected spring 76 1.4 1.8 5.12 0.01 0.2 
Dug well 2,300 210 9.1 5.70 0.20 3.5 
Local council tap 160 11 6.9 6.48 0.4 0.6 
Kiosk tap 120 4.5 3.8 6.52 0.04 0.6 
All 660 340 51.5 5.96 0.60 10.0 

aValues shown are means, standard deviations (SD) and coefficients of deviation (CV) of two determinations.

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