River Water Quality In South Kalimantan Assessed From Microbiology Parameter For Sanitary Hygiene Needs

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Tien Zubaidah , Sulaiman Hamzani , Arifin , Muhamad Ratodi


The presence of coliform bacteria can be an important biological indicator to determine environmental conditions. This study aims to determine environmental conditions based on micro biological indicators in the form of the presence of coliform bacteria in river waters in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan. Water sampling was carried out at eight measurement points in the upstream flow of the river in Banjar Regency. The analytical technique used is to compare the results of laboratory tests with the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number 32 of 2017 concerning Environmental Health Quality Standards and Water Health Requirements. The results of laboratory examinations showed that the total colifom content at eight observation points in the river in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan ranged from 5050 to 52833,335 CFU/100mL. This means that the total coliform value at the research site does not meet the required class I quality standard .

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