Microbiology of Drinking Water
|Part 1 – Water quality, epidemiology and public health|
|Part 2 - Practices and procedures for sampling|
|Part 3 - Practices and procedures for laboratories|
|Part 4 -Methods for the Isolation and enumeration of coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli (including E. coli O157 H7)|
|Part 5 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of enterococci|
|Part 6 - Methods for the isolation and enumeration of sulphite-reducing clostridia and Clostridium perfringens by membrane filtration|
|Part 7 - Methods for the enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria|
|Part 8 – Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa|
|Part 10 - Methods for the isolation of Yersinia, Vibrio and Campylobacter by selective enrichment|
|Part 11 - The Determination of Taste and Odour in Drinking Water|
|Part 12 – Methods for the isolation and enumeration of micro-organisms associated with taste, odour and related aesthetic problems|
|Part 13 - The isolation and enumeration of aerobic spore-forming bacteria by membrane filtration|
|Part 14 - Methods for the isolation identification and enumeration of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts|
The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) exists to provide authoritative guidance on methods of sampling and analysis of waters and effluents, sewage sludges, sediments, soils (including contaminated land) and biota. Where appropriate, guidance on the sampling and analysis of air will also be produced. The primary duty of SCA will be to develop and publish recommended analytical methods. This will not include the provision of advice on, or interpretation of results. All methods published by the SCA should be capable of satisfying a regulatory demand, be fit for purpose and represent best practice within the United Kingdom (UK).
However, validation data published with methods represents performance under a particular set of circumstances and is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is incumbent on users of SCA methods to assess performance on their equipment, in their laboratories, with their personnel.