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Chapter A7. Section 7.1. Fecal indicator bacteria

January 1, 2014

Fecal indicator bacteria are used to assess the microbiological quality of water because, although not typically disease causing, they are correlated with the presence of several waterborne disease-causing organisms. The concentration of indicator bacteria is a measure of water safety for body-contact recreation or for consumption. This report provides information on the equipment, sampling protocols, and identification, enumeration, and calculation procedures that are in standard use by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel for the collection of data on fecal indicator bacteria. Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters will be announced on the USGS Home Page on the World Wide Web under 'New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.'

Publication Year 2014
Title Chapter A7. Section 7.1. Fecal indicator bacteria
DOI 10.3133/twri09A7.1
Authors Donna N. Myers, Marc A. Sylvester
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series Number 09-A7.1
Index ID twri09A7.1
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey