Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water in the Internally Displaced People Camps in South Darfur, Sudan


A total of 240 water samples were collected during the three seasons of 2009 from different sites and sources in the internally displaced camps (IDP) including bore holes, hand pumps, dug wells, water points, water reservoir and household storage containers. Samples were investigated using the most probable number method to detected and count the total coliform, faecal coliform and faecal enterococci. Enteric bacteria detected were E. coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella, Citrobacter and Enterobacter .House hold containers showed continuous level of contamination by all different bacteria throughout the three seasons. This was followed by hand pumps, both reservoir and boreholes and dug wells. Water points revealed no level of contamination throughout the three seasons.

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Mohammed Eltahir, Y. and Ahmed Abdelrahman, A. (2013) Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water in the Internally Displaced People Camps in South Darfur, Sudan. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 2, 10-12. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2013.22B002.

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