||Pseudomonas Aeruginosa-Fecal Coliform Relationships in Estuarine and Fresh Recreational Waters.
Cabelli, Victor J. ;
Kennedy, Harriet ;
Levin, Morris A. ;
||Health Effects Research Lab., West Kingston, RI.
Coliform bacteria ;
Public health ;
Fresh waters ;
Indicator species ;
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This study has shown that Pseudomonas aeruginosa cannot be used as the basis of water standards for the prevention of enteric disease during the recreational use of surface waters. However, P. aeruginosa determinations, when used in conjunction with the assay of fecal coliforms or some other indicator organism, could be of considerable value in the development of criteria for recreational waters. P. aeruginosa determinations could provide useful information relative to the nature of pollution sources. The finding of high P. aeruginosa densities coincident with high fecal coliform levels (PA:FC ratios >20) should signal the possibility that the source of the fecal coliforms may not be fecal wastes.