In model experiments carried out in the laboratory the survival of bacteria in groundwater kept at 10±l °C was tested. Only two of the tested bacteria species did not survive longer than 10 - 30 days. Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other pathogenic or facultative pathogenic bacteria survived up to 100 days or even more in ground-water with or without the addition of sand from an aquifer. These results can be of importance for determining groundwater protection zones.
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Research Article| March 01 1988
Survival of Some Pathogenic and Facultative Pathogenic Bacteria in Groundwater
Water Sci Technol (1988) 20 (3): 227–231.
Z. Filip, D. Kaddu-Mulindwa, G. Milde; Survival of Some Pathogenic and Facultative Pathogenic Bacteria in Groundwater. Water Sci Technol 1 March 1988; 20 (3): 227–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1988.0105
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