Event Title

Bakteriological quality of drinking water sources in Prizren

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Providing safe water for human consumption is quite challenging and a fundamental human right. On the contrary, contaminated water endangers the physical and social health of all people.

Kosovo is a small country with limited water resources. Underground and accumulated water resources are mainly used. Prizren is the second largest city in the country in terms of population, while providing safe drinking water mainly from underground sources. According to the 2018 estimation, Prizren has 192712 inhabitants, whose concentration is highest in the urban area with about 53%.

In this study was investigated the bacteriological quality of water sources for human consumption in the Prizren during 2018, comparing the source water with the treated water accessible to citizens.

Material and methods: The research was designed and conducted during 2018. The water was sampled at 16 sampling points for Routine 3 examination. Sampling and analysis were done in the laboratory of Prizren RPHC. The research of bacteria in the sampled water was done by the Membrane filter technique.

Results: The analysis of the collected samples was done with the Membrane filter technique investigating four parameters. During 2018, 832 bacteriological samples were sampled and analyzed including Routine 1, 2 and 3. In our research we analyzed 16 samples, of which 8 from water sources for consumption and 8 from water supply sources. We found that out of 8 samples from the sources, 5 of them resulted in the presence of bacteria, such as E. coli, Enterococus, Coliform bacteria and Bacterial colonies at 37C. In none of the water samples sampled at supply points throughout 2018 hasn’t been bacterial growth.

Discussion: Analysis of water samples from Prizren city water supply sources resulted in 62.5% bacterial presence. E. coli has been most present in positive specimens, but also coliforms. Water treatment before use is a very important process for preventing health impacts. This has resulted quite well in our samples collected at springs at citizen supply points, characterized by no bacterial presence. We can conclude that drinking water in the city of Prizren is within the standards for drinking water according to AI 16/2012 and Council Directive 98/83 / EC.

Keywords:

Water, Bacteriology, Parameters, Health, E. coli

Session Chair

Fitim Alidema

Session Co-Chair

Salih Krasniqi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.298

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Bakteriological quality of drinking water sources in Prizren

Pristina, Kosovo

Providing safe water for human consumption is quite challenging and a fundamental human right. On the contrary, contaminated water endangers the physical and social health of all people.

Kosovo is a small country with limited water resources. Underground and accumulated water resources are mainly used. Prizren is the second largest city in the country in terms of population, while providing safe drinking water mainly from underground sources. According to the 2018 estimation, Prizren has 192712 inhabitants, whose concentration is highest in the urban area with about 53%.

In this study was investigated the bacteriological quality of water sources for human consumption in the Prizren during 2018, comparing the source water with the treated water accessible to citizens.

Material and methods: The research was designed and conducted during 2018. The water was sampled at 16 sampling points for Routine 3 examination. Sampling and analysis were done in the laboratory of Prizren RPHC. The research of bacteria in the sampled water was done by the Membrane filter technique.

Results: The analysis of the collected samples was done with the Membrane filter technique investigating four parameters. During 2018, 832 bacteriological samples were sampled and analyzed including Routine 1, 2 and 3. In our research we analyzed 16 samples, of which 8 from water sources for consumption and 8 from water supply sources. We found that out of 8 samples from the sources, 5 of them resulted in the presence of bacteria, such as E. coli, Enterococus, Coliform bacteria and Bacterial colonies at 37C. In none of the water samples sampled at supply points throughout 2018 hasn’t been bacterial growth.

Discussion: Analysis of water samples from Prizren city water supply sources resulted in 62.5% bacterial presence. E. coli has been most present in positive specimens, but also coliforms. Water treatment before use is a very important process for preventing health impacts. This has resulted quite well in our samples collected at springs at citizen supply points, characterized by no bacterial presence. We can conclude that drinking water in the city of Prizren is within the standards for drinking water according to AI 16/2012 and Council Directive 98/83 / EC.