An Assessment of the Quality of Sachet Water Produced and Sold in Obanlikwu, Obudu and Bekwara Local Government Areas of Cross River State

Undiandeye, Jerome, Oji, Akuma


This paper investigated the microbiological quality of the sachet water produced and sold in Obudu, Bekwarra and Obanlikwu Local Government Areas of Cross River State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty sachets from forty brands of sachet waters were collected daily for fourteen days and evaluated for microbial content.  In all the Local Areas investigated, the total coliform count, faecal coliform count, and E. coli were well above regulated limits of the World Health Organization, with the highest of these values being 39 9.54, 21 6.23, 7 2.59 respectively.

Keywords: E. coli, coliform, faecal count, sachet water.

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