International Journal of Microbiology / 2020 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Bacteriological Contamination of Drinking Water Supply from Protected Water Sources to Point of Use and Water Handling Practices among Beneficiary Households of Boloso Sore Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia

Table 5

Water quality level for the sources and household storage.

Type of water sourceE. coli level per 100 ml water sample
Excellent (A) (<1)Acceptable (B) (1–10)Unacceptable (C) (11–50)Grossly contaminated (D) (51–100)>100Total sample

Protected hand-dug well2 (40%)2 (40%)1 (20%)005 (27.78%)
Shallow well2 (40%)2 (40%)001 (20%)5 (27.78%)
Protected spring6 (75%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)008 (44.44%)
Total10 (56%)5 (28%)2 (11%)1 (5%)18 (100%)
Household water storage quality level (n = 75)7 (9%)38 (51%)21 (28%)3 (4%)6 (8%)75 (100%)

Lloyd and Helmer (1991)—water quality risk category.

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