chapter  2
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I N this chapter, we discuss the following: waterborne diseases (and waterborne pathogens that cause disease) and water microbiology and bacteriology the fundamental factors concerning microorganisms and their relationships, their effect on the treatment process, and their impact on the consumer, animals, and the environment the bacteriological tests most commonly used to test water to determine if pathogenic organisms are present

Knowledge of these fundamentals, processes, andor procedures is important to us because, without a doubt, the operator's primary duty and overriding concern is to ensure that water provided to the consumer is safe for whatever use intended-absolutely nothing is more important than ensuring public health.