The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

COLIFORM COUNT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Water contamination test, counting colonies of coliform-bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) per 100 milliliter of water. The counted result is expressed as ‘Coliform Microbial Density’ and indicates the extent of fecal matter present. According to common water quality standards, recreational (fishing and boating) water can have no more than 1000 colonies. Drinking water must be completely free from any colony, bathing and swimming pool water can have no more than 200 colonies.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.