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Table 1 Frequency distribution of the isolated coliform groups in water samples from Khamis Mushait Governorate, southwestern Saudi Arabia (February-June 2007)

From: Bacteriological assessment of urban water sources in Khamis Mushait Governorate, southwestern Saudi Arabia

  Desalinated Surface water Wells TOTAL
Microorganism No. % No. % No. % No. %
Escherichia coli 2 20.00 11 24.44 10 16.95 23 20.18
Klebsiella species:         
Kl. Pneumoniae 2 20.00 3 6.67 8 13.56 13 11.40
Kl. Oxytoca 1 10.00 2 4.44 4 6.78 7 6.14
Enterobacter species:         
E. cloacae 1 10.00 8 17.78 11 18.64 20 17.54
E. aerogens N|A N|A 3 6.67 3 5.08 6 5.26
E. agglomerans N|A N|A 4 8.88 3 5.08 7 6.14
E. gergoviae N|A N|A 1 2.22 2 3.89 3 2.63
Citrobacter species:         
C. freundii 1 10.00 3 6.67 6 10.16 10 8.77
C. diversus N|A N|A 5 11.11 3 5.08 8 7.02
Proteus species:         
P. vulgaris 2 20.00 4 8.88 6 10.16 12 10.52
P. mirabilis 1 10.00 1 2.22 3 5.08 5 4.39
TOTAL 10 100.00 45 100.00 59 100.00 114 100.00
  1. N|A = Not detected.