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Occurrence of P. aeruginosa in Water Intended for Human Consumption and in Swimming Pool Water

Vukić Lušić, Darija; Maestro, Nerma; Cenov, Arijana; Lušić, Dražen; Smolčić, Katarina; Tolić, Sonja; Maestro, Daniel; Kapetanović, Damir; Marinac-Pupavac, Sandra; Tomić Linšak, Dijana; Linšak, Željko; Glad, Marin (2021) Occurrence of P. aeruginosa in Water Intended for Human Consumption and in Swimming Pool Water. Environments, 8 (12). ISSN 2076-3298

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Considering the fact that water is a basic need of every living being, it is important to ensure its safety. In this work, the data on the presence of the opportunistic pathogen P. aeruginosa in drinking water (n = 4171) as well as in pool water (n = 5059) in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in Croatia in the five-year period (2016–2020) were analysed. In addition, the national criteria were compared with those of neighboring countries and worldwide. The proportion of P. aerugino-sa- positive samples was similar for drinking water (3.9%) and pool water (4.6%). The prevalence of this bacterium was most pronounced in the warmer season. P. aeruginosa-positive drinking water samples were mostly collected during building commissioning, while pool samples were from entertainment and spa/hydromassage pools. Outdoor pools showed a higher percentage of positive samples than indoor pools, as well as the pools filled with freshwater rather than sea-water. The highest P. aeruginosa load was found in rehabilitation pools. Croa

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: water safety ; drinking water ; swimming pool water ; microbiological parameters ; water quality criteria
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Prilagodba novoj EU direktivi o kvaliteti vode za kupanjeVukić Lušić, Darijauniri-biomed-18-292NadSve
Depositing User: Sofija Konjević
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2021 09:25
DOI: 10.3390/ environments8120132

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