- Volume 1 Issue 1
A study was conducted to find out the biological contamination of wells in Chon Ho Dong areas, Seoul, Korea from May 4, 1971 through May 18 1971. Coliform groups were detected by membrane filter method and general sanitary conditions were checked. The results obtained were summarized as follows: 1) 61 wells (81.3%) out of 75 wells showed the evidence of coliform group. In urban areas it is recommended to use disinfectants for wells pretty frequently. 2) The wells in native villages were less contaminated than those in new villages established by poor people from slum areas of Seoul. 9 out of 15 wells at Song Pa Dong, which is However, at Bang E Dong's new village, 19 out of 20 wells were contaminatd by coliform groups. 3) Coliform groups were positive at 57 out of 61 open wells, while only 4 out of 14 pumping wells showed the evidence of coliform groups. 4) 38 out of 40 poorly drained wells were contaminated, however, 13 out of 25 well drained wells were coliform organisms positive.