Assessment of Some Physico-chemical Properties and Bacteriological Status of Sachet Water Consumed in the Hohoe Municipality, Ghana

Eric Agboli, Emmanuel Egu, Margaret Kweku, Momodou Cham, Francis Zotor, Fred Binka
2018 International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health  
Sachet water has become an important source of drinking water but little is known about bacteriological quality and quality control improvements with the rapid development of the industry. The study assessed the bacterial load and physical properties of sachet water sold in the Hohoe municipality of Ghana. The study was done in October 2016 and involved nine sachet water manufacturing sites within the municipality. Two (2) samples of each brand of sachet water were randomly selected from the
more » ... ufacturing sites and the market. Therefore, a total of 36 sachet water samples were processed for Total Coliforms (TC) and Escherichia coli (EC) in colony-forming units (cfu) per 100 ml using membrane filtration method and Compact Dry EC media. Physical characteristics of the samples such as temperature, colour, odour, hydrogen ion concentration (pH),
doi:10.9734/ijtdh/2017/37744 fatcat:jpyjabmyrnatdevviqhaykmuty