EAUX NON CONVENTIONNELLES: UN RISQUE OU UNE SOLUTION AUX PROBLEMES D’EAU POUR LES CLASSES PAUVRES
This paper looks at the quality of non-conventional waters and their effects on the health of consumers in seven (07) quarters deprived of conventional water network in Mbouda, West Cameroon. Sociological techniques were used to obtain data on water sources, existing types of waterborne diseases in households, the nature of hygiene and sanitation of the water points and the treatment provided to these drinks water before consumption. The number of cases of various waterborne diseases recorded in hospitals in the town from January 2012 to February 2013 was also verified. Water samples were collected from 4 wells, 4 springs and 2 boreholes in December 2012 and March 2013 for analyzes using the techniques of counting bacteria on liquid and solid medium. Results of this study shows that water from non-conventional sources are contains high levels of pathogenic microorganisms, such as fecal streptococci, Salmonella, fecal coliforms and Proteus sp. The consumption of these waters exposes consumers to serious health risks, thus requiring appropriate treatment before consumption.
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