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water problem work sheet

Postby lluster » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:05 pm

I need helping answering the questions on the work sheet I attached. I need help answering number 4,5, and 8.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:04 am

there's nothing attached. Maybe if you've rather wrote it. During that, you can think about your questions and provide your solution immediately.
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Postby lluster » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:58 pm

Health department workers recently tested a small pond at the back of a housing development and found it to have an extremely high level of coliforms. A stream that begins at a spring approximately 0.5 mile away feeds the pond. Water enters the stream at two points: (1) a ditch which drains an area serving as the drainage field of a septic tank (2) a pipe which drains an area beneath a house. (See Figure below). Using the tests for coliforms, we will perform Presumptive, Completed and Confirmed tests on samples of water obtained at various points in the system. Use the results in the table below and the diagram to determine the source of contamination of the pond. (
Results:

Presumptive Test Confirmed Test Completed Test
Sample Location

Gas EMB Agar – Lactose Fermentation Gram Reaction
Lactose
Fermentation

+ - + - +
Gram negative rods - + -

Spring + -
Pipe + + + +
Ditch + -
Stream + + + +
Pond + + + +

Ditch Pipe



Pond
Pond

Pond




Questions





3. In this problem, what would be the likely result of the Confirmed test if the health care workers omitted the Presumptive test and performed the Confirmed test first?

4. A student observed gas formation in all 5 of the lactose broth tubes in the Presumptive test but the EMB plates in the Confirmed test showed no growth. What could the student conclude about the organisms present in the original water sample?

5. What was the source of contamination of the pond (spring, pipe, ditch, stream or pond)?

6. Why isn’t a Presumptive test sufficient to determine if water is safe to drink?

8. A student obtained the following results in the Completed test from a sample of water taken from his family’s well. Should he drink the water? Why or why not?


could not get it to attach so i just copied and pasted the work sheet and the qestions. this is due at midnight tonight someone please help me
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Re: water problem work sheet

Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:44 am

I have this same problem and I know the definition, but I don't understand this. I feel like I'm almost there, but not quite.
Problem:
Health department workers recently tested a small pond at the back of a housing development and found it to have an extremely high level of coliforms. A stream that begins at a spring approximately 0.5 mile away feeds the pond. Water enters the stream at two points: (1) a ditch which drains an area serving as the drainage field of a septic tank (2) a pipe which drains an area beneath a house. (See Figure below). Using the tests for coliforms, we will perform Presumptive, Completed and Confirmed tests on samples of water obtained at various points in the system. Use the results in the table below and the diagram to determine the source of contamination of the pond. (See the Enteric Laboratory Presentation in Module 5 and your A and P and Microbiology Study disk by Rowe for information on this topic.)
Results:

Presumptive Test Confirmed Test Completed Test
Sample Location

Gas EMB Agar – Lactose Fermentation Gram Reaction
Lactose
Fermentation

+ - + - +
Gram negative rods - + -

Spring + -
Pipe + + + +
Ditch + -
Stream + + + +
Pond + + + +

Ditch Pipe



Pond
Pond

Pond




Questions


1. Define coliforms.

2. Why do we test for coliforms instead of individual pathogens to determine if water is safe to drink?

3. In this problem, what would be the likely result of the Confirmed test if the health care workers omitted the Presumptive test and performed the Confirmed test first?

4. A student observed gas formation in all 5 of the lactose broth tubes in the Presumptive test but the EMB plates in the Confirmed test showed no growth. What could the student conclude about the organisms present in the original water sample?

5. What was the source of contamination of the pond (spring, pipe, ditch, stream or pond)?

6. Why isn’t a Presumptive test sufficient to determine if water is safe to drink?
7. List five waterborne diseases and their etiologic agents.
8. A student obtained the following results in the Completed test from a sample of water taken from his family’s well. Should he drink the water? Why or why not?
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Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:52 am

Now, I understand #8 and I don't need help with it.
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Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:57 am

#2 is also done.
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Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:07 am

#7 is completed, too.
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Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:08 am

#5 is complete.
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Postby nursewhitman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:29 am

I don't understand how to get the answers for #3 and #6. Help!
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