International Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies, vol.3, no.2, pp.50-56, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The objective of this research is to determine physic-chemical and microbial quality of
: Water samples were collected from five different sites of the Saricay Stream
(Canakkale, Turkey) in the months of January 2011 – December 2011 for the analyzing of
some physico-chemical and microbiological parameters of the stream.
: In the present investigation, the stream temperature, pH, electrical conductivity (EC),
dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD
5), values were altered between
± 6.39 -16.2± 6.74 oC; 7.7 ± 0.50 - 7.9 ± 0.42; 5.0± 2.54 - 11.6± 5.43 mS/cm; 7.0±2.70 -
± 0.75 mg/L, 7.14±2.13 - 13.72 ± 7.67 mg/L, respectively. Nevertheless it is seen that
waters of Saricay Stream for total coliform and faecal coliform at the sites 1 - 5 belonged to
class 3 and class 4, respectively.
: Furthermore, the presence of Aeromonas sp., Vibrio sp., Plesiomonas
and enteric bacteria in the water samples warrants for proper measures to reduce
the pollution at point sources and requires proper remediation strategies to combat
contamination in the river water.