Kualitas Bakteriologis Air Minum Isi Ulang di Wilayah Kota Bogor
Astri Wulandari Pratiwi
October 1, 2007
The increasing need of drinking water in citiy population has driven the growth of drinking water industry and water-refilling industry. The objective of this study is to know the bacteriological quality of water-refilling depot in Bogor city. The study is a descriptive one with primary data collection using laboratory analysis on total coliform and E. coli. and secondary data from Bogor Health office. The study shows that the source of drinking water was mostly mountain water (81.5%), the use of filter tube (51.9%) with number of tubes of 3 pieces, 63% using stainless steel material, 63% change the filter cartridge once a month, 55.6% using disinfection/sterilization by ozonisation and UV ray. Laboratory results shows that in term of total coliform 92.6% fulfill the required condition and 7.4% did not fulfill required condition with bacteria count of 7 APM/100 ml, in term of E.coli 96.3% had fulfilled required condition and 3.7% did not fulfill the required condition with bacteria count of 3 APM gram/100 ml. The average sales of refilled water was between 20-120 gallon/days. Bacteriological quality of water-refilling station in Bogor city could be considered as good and only 2 out of 27 stations did not fulfill health conditions. Community should pay attention on drinking water quality and the need to boil the water before consumption.