Presence of Pathogenic Bacteria in Drinking Waters of Selected Public Elementary Schools of Iligan City , Philippines

  • Mitchell Ameen Rey M. Nagba Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College
  • Nikki Karr Mei C. Palangan Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College
  • Irene G. Yu Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College
  • Edward Laurence L. Opena Cebu Normal University
  • Mirasol L. Baguio Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College
Keywords: drinking water, public schools, pathogenic bacteria

Abstract

This study reports the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the drinking water of Iligan City Central School and Iligan City North 1 Central School. After the inoculation and identification, the bacteria found in drinking water sample from Iligan City Central School were identified as Klebsiella pneumonia, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca and Salmonella sp. While in Iligan City North 1 Central School sample, E. coli, Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp. were found. In the body, these microorganisms can be pathogenic and has the ability to cause diseases if the immune system is low. A regular sanitation team from the local water district, non-government organizations and other private sectors must conduct evaluation in the public drinking water system of the said locality.
Published
2018-01-30