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of, pertaining to, or resembling a coliform bacillus; any of several bacilli, esp. <i>Escherichia coli</i> and members of the genus <i>Aerobacter,</i> found as commensals in the large intestine of humans and certain other animals, the presence of which in water indicates fecal pollution

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  • That standard is for coliform bacteria levels in streams.
  • Brace yourself, nearly half of them had coliform bacteria.
  • Concentrations of faecal coliform are usually expressed per
  • Average faecal coliform concentration of the raw water of about for more
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