Bacterial populations in the groundwater on the US-Mexico border in El Paso County, Texas. Academic Article uri icon


  • In El Paso County, Texas, 73 domestic wells were sampled using a variety of selective media to determine the extent of bacterial contamination of the groundwater on the US side of the United States-Mexico border. Thirteen wells were contaminated by fecal coliforms, whereas other wells contained a variety of bacterial genera including some potential pathogens that normally would not be detected by standard methods of water testing.

published proceedings

  • South Med J

author list (cited authors)

  • Mroz, R. C., & Pillai, S. D.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Mroz, RC||Pillai, SD

publication date

  • December 1994