Drinking Water

Environmentally-resistant faecal indicator bacteria – a study of water quality in Lake Constance and Lake Baikal

This study analysed the faecal entries in Lakes Baikal and Constance, which are both freshwater lakes used to produce drinking water. The research showed that the faecal indicators were not eliminated as anticipated, but that bacteria existed in resting stages with the possibility for remobilisation. An increased environmentally-resistant enterococci can therefore be assumed, which is relevant to the sanitation of drinking water treatment.

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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)