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The Microbiological Quality of Water Onboard Aircraft: 2003

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PHLS and the Association of Port Health Authorities

Publication date: January 2003

 

Synopsis

A study of the microbiology of aircraft water distribution systems examined 850 samples of water from mains, bowser and aircraft sources at 13 airports in England Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The quality of water was determined by coliforms, faecal indicators (E. coli, enterococci, sulphite reducing clostridia (SRC), Ps. aeruginosa and aerobic colony count (ACC). The microbiological quality of water varied between airports and across the supply chain.


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Last reviewed: 17 August 2009