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Evaluation of Water Quality--Howard AFB, Panama Bacteriological Quality
Final rept. 11-15 Sep 1990
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Howard AFB, Panama, received consultation on bacteriological monitoring procedures and an evaluation of whether water supplies met Safe Drinking Water Act Standards. The base was complying with most accepted practices for bacteriological examination of water using the membrane filter technique. The report makes eight minor recommendations concerning sampling including speciation of all colonies, positive before negative control samples, and four follow-up samples at each positive site. US drinking water regulations fit the Panamanian-supplied water situation poorly. The report recommends US- Panamanian combined sampling to evaluate compliance or, alternatively, a US-USA combined evaluation. It also recommends USA and US medical personnel provide SOUTHCOM and HQ TAC monthly epidemiological and water sample results as long as sampling shows coliform in the distribution system above US limits.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE