There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is important to periodically monitor private water wells to see if contamination is present. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that private water supplies be tested annually for coliform bacteria … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water
Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water. There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria, but it is most important to test: Once a year for all private residential water wells … Continue reading Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?
Coliform bacteria are common in the environment, present in the soil and intestines of animals, and are generally not harmful. However, the presence of these bacteria in well water or spring water usually indicates that the water may be contaminated with germs that can cause disease and can even contaminate your well water without any … Continue reading Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water
Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water Bacteria can contaminate your well water without any change in taste or odor to the water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends annual testing of residential water wells for coliform bacteria. Generally, there are two categories of coliform bacteria that are found in well water, total … Continue reading What You Should Know About Coliform Bacteria in Your Home Well Water
There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing
Have you ever noticed strange metallic smells in your water? Experienced buildup on faucets and fixtures? Gotten sick from your drinking water? We sincerely hope the answer to all three of those questions is “no” – particularly that last one. If not, your water may be contaminated with iron and manganese, or worse, iron or … Continue reading Treating Iron, Manganese, and Coliform Bacteria in Well Water
Despite improvements and lower costs in alternative disinfection systems such as hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light and ozone, chlorination continues to be the most common method used for disinfection of home well water systems. Chlorine bleach has been used as the primary means to sanitize potable water supplies since the beginning years of the 20th century … Continue reading Well Water Chlorinators – Popular and Low Cost Disinfection for Home Water Well Systems
Coliform and/or E.Coli Bacteria In Your Well Water? Bacteria exist in many well waters, especially shallow or poorly constructed wells under the influence of water from the surface. However even if your well is a deep properly constructed well, it can become accidentally contaminated by coliform bacteria. Septic tanks can contaminate drinking water wells with … Continue reading Coliform and E.Coli Bacteria Water Contamination?