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dc.contributorAl Khatib, Issam A.EN
dc.contributorOrabi, MoammarEN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:38:01Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:38:01Z
dc.date.issued2004EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1003/10_3_2004_429_436.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119430
dc.description429-436EN
dc.description.abstractWe studied the biological characteristics of drinking-water in three villages in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, by testing the total coliforms. Water samples were collected from rain-fed cisterns between October and November 2001. The results show that 87% of tested samples of drinking-water were highly contaminated and in need of coagulation, filtration and disinfection based on the World Health Organization guidelines for drinking-water, and 10.5% had low contamination and were in need of treatment by disinfection only. Only 2.5% of the tested samples were not contaminated and were suitable for drinking without treatment. The main cause of drinking-water contamination was the presence of cesspits, wastewater and solid waste dumping sites near the cisternsEN
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (‎3)‎, 429-436, 2004EN
dc.subjectCausalityEN
dc.subjectColony Count, MicrobialEN
dc.subjectDisinfectionEN
dc.subjectEnterobacterEN
dc.subjectEscherichia coliEN
dc.subjectKlebsiellaEN
dc.subject.meshRainEN
dc.title[‎Causes of drinking-water contamination in rain-fed cisterns in three villages in Ramallah and Al-Bireh District, Palestine]‎EN


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