In the present study, bacteriological qualityof 448 different mineral water
bottle brands marketed in Riyadh was analyzed from July, 2013 to January, 2014.
All the collected samples were analyzed for the presence of total coliform
Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 24(5%) of these
samples were contaminated with pseudomonas spp and 4(0.8%) contaminated with E.
coli. The presence of pseudomonas spp and total coliform and E. coli bacteria in
drinking water suggests the possible presence of pathogenic enteric
microorganisms, thus, rendering the water unsafe for drinking. The data
presented here clearly raised the concerns regarding the quality of drinking
mineral water and highlights the danger posed to public health.
Coliform bacteria, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, bottled water.
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Cite this article as: Al-Sulaiman AM (2016). Bacteriological Quality of
Bottled Water Brands in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Acad. J. Microbiol. Res. 4(4):