Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION A. ] BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Waterborne diseases are defined as one of the most dangerous diseases that can be found on flowing water. These diseases are very harmful not only to our digestive system but also to all of the parts of our body. These diseases can kill many people that are drinking water on the tap water and mostly on the drinking fountain; people might drink on a drinking fountain which is dirty because of the different people that are drinking and spiting their saliva on to it, bacteria can easily contaminate the water that is coming out from the drinking fountain.
Bacteria’s are also found everywhere in the surroundings; even the sink in our home might have bacteria’s because of the dirty place, and in the school also have bacteria’s that spread around the campus because of the students don’t know how to make the surrounding clean and they always spit their saliva and other foods on the drinking that cause of the contamination of the water. Much research still has to be done and explored on the waterborne diseases and different bacteria that can be found on the drinking fountain of ATENEO DE DAVAO HIGH SCHOOL campus and on the faucets near the BANKEROHAN RIVER, hence this study.
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B. ] SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY This topic investigates what is the importance of knowing the different kinds of bacteria on the tap water near Bankerohan River and at the drinking fountains at ADDU high school. The community, especially the people living near Bankerohan River, will benefit from this experiment. It would tell them what diseases they could get out of that water. C. ] SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY Bacteria are the living organisms that needed to investigate at the faucets ear Bankerohan River and the drinking fountains at ADDU high school. These are the things that needed to investigate to now what bacteria are present in every types of water. This topic will be limited and will not go beyond and will tackling only about the bacteria on the faucets near the Bankerohan River and the drinking fountains in ADDU high school. D. ] STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM AND OBJECTIVES Generally, the study aims to determine the Specifically, it aims to: 1.
Identify the bacteria present in the faucets near the Bankerohan River and ADDU high school. 2. A research about the different disease that will be acquired if we drink the water containing such bacteria on the faucets near Bankerohan River and in Ateneo de Davao high school. 3. Compare the quantities of bacteria on the water samples in the faucet near Bankerohan River and the water in ADDU high school. E. ] HYPOTHESIS STATEMENT F. ] DEFINITION OF TERMS ) Bacteria- microscopic life form: a single-celled, often parasitic microorganism without distinct nuclei or organized cell structures. Various species are responsible for decay, fermentation, nitrogen fixation, and many plant and animal diseases. b) Disease- MEDICINE medical condition in humans: a condition that results in medically significant symptoms in a human c) Protozoa- single-celled organism: a single-celled organism such as an 1. amoeba that can move and feeds on organic compounds of 2. itrogen and carbon. d) Viruses- BIOCHEMISTRY submicroscopic entity: a minute particle that 1. lives as a parasite in plants, animals, and bacteria and consists of 2. a nucleic acid core within a protein sheath. 3. Viruses can only replicate within living cells and are not 4. considered to be independent living organisms. e) Waterborne- TRANSPORT carried by water: traveling on or transported by water a waterborne vessel MED transmitted by water: transmitted or transported by water, as certain infectious agents are