Optional UV light wand available for confirming presence of e.coli (fecal bacteria)
Coliform Bacteria EZ Cult 24 Hour Presence / Absence of Total Coliforms. EPA Compliant. One Simple Test for E.coli. When using this simple test the media turns blue-green in the presence of coliform bacteria. E. coli growth is confirmed by blue fluorescence under UV light (not included, purchase separately if you also want to test for e.coli bacteria). Easy fast and effective method. Available in case of 12 tests or by individual test.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends all private water systems be tested at least once per year for coliform bacteria.
Coliform bacteria live in top soil, on vegetation and in surface water. There are different strains or species of coliform bacteria. The type that are found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and fecal matter are called E.coli. Some strains of coliform bacteria can easily live for long periods in soil and water and may be carried into well casings by insects. Coliform bacteria are the most commonly encountered contaminants seen in private water systems.