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Bacteria in Water Wells

Bacteria in Water Wells

Publication Year:
2013
Authors:
Waskom, R.; Baude, T.
Language:
English
Resource Type:
Factsheet
Summary:
The website provides information on the sources of bacteria, how they enter the water supply, and the health effects of consuming water with high bacteria levels.
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Resource Information

Resource Type

Factsheet

Publication Year

2013

Author

Waskom, R.; Baude, T.

Language

English

Relevant Country

United States

Specific Contaminants

Bacteria, Total coliforms, Fecal coliforms, Escherichia coli

University Affiliation

Colorado State University

Business Connect Takeaways

Bacteria can contaminate well water, particularly if the well is not properly constructed, maintained, or located.
Drinking water contaminated with bacteria can cause a range of illnesses, from mild gastrointestinal symptoms to more severe infections.
Regular testing of well water for bacteria is important to ensure that it is safe to drink. If bacteria are detected, treatment options include shock chlorination, ultraviolet light, or other disinfection methods.

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