Identification of the Cultivated and Noncultivated Bacteria in the Ground Water
Drinking water can be obtained from different sources, like surface water or ground water. Due to filtration of
the water through the soil, ground water generally contains a low amount of bacteria and nutrients. The
biological stability of ground water is determined by the dissolved organic carbon. Especially, small molecular
compounds can be metabolized by micro-organisms, leading to cell growth and biofilm formation as well as
hygienic and aesthetic problems of the drinking water.