Microbiological Assessment of Drinking Water Quality in Omdurman City

  • Hanan B. Alkhiry Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Alzaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum.
  • Elnasri M. Mutwali Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Alzaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum.
  • Nagat A. Alrofaei Biotechnology Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University
  • Elsir A. Salih Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, Alzaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum
Keywords: Microbiology, Drinking water, Quality, Omdurman city


A study was conducted to evaluate the drinking water of Omdurman city, by looking into the microbiological aspect. Ten samples were taken randomly from different parts of Omdurman city during three seasons (winter, summer and autumn) for two successive years. Results indicated that most of the samples were contaminated by bacteria, including Coliform, Escherichia coli and Fecal streptococcus. The contamination percentage was higher in the rainy season and summer, while in winter was the least.


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