||'Klebsiella' Occurrence, Significance and Detection in Water Systems: A Progress Report.
Geldreich, E. E. ;
Rice, E. W. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Coliform bacteria ;
Water supply ;
Water distribution ;
Distribution systems ;
Test methods ;
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Frequent occurrence of Klebsiella in coliform colonization problems found in water supply distribution has prompted the development of a new medium (m-Kleb agar) for specific detection. The medium has excellent differential characteristics, and an average 94% Klebsiella recovery rate when used in the membrane filter procedure. This media may also be used as a streak plate to verify Klebsiella occurrence in the MF verification procedure or as a supplementary test in the multiple tube confirmation process. A proposed action plan with two levels of response to coliform occurrences in public water supplies is discussed.