What Is water bacteria and what to do about it

Eliminating bacteria in water is part of what we do at Angel Water Inc. When working with water bacteria, we perform tests to identify what is in your water and how to purify it. We strive to educate customers on the importance of removing bacteria from city water and well water as well as the process we use to do so.

This picture shows a sample of coliform bacteria. Its presence in water indicates fecal contamination and can cause diarrhea and other dysenteric symptoms.

This picture shows a sample of coliform bacteria. Its presence in water indicates fecal contamination and can cause diarrhea and other dysenteric symptoms.

What is water bacteria?

Water that is not treated effectively can contain disease-causing organisms and microbes, also known as bacteria or pathogens:

Cryptosporidium: A single-celled parasite often found in bodies of water that have been contaminated by sewage and animal waste. Cryptosporidium is known to cause gastrointestinal illness like diarrhea, vomiting and serious cramps.

Giardia lamblia: A parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals. Giardia is often found on top of soil, food or water that has been contaminated by feces from humans or animals. It causes nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches.

Legionella: A bacteria that flourishes in hot tubs, cooling towers, hot water tanks and large plumbing systems. This bacteria becomes a threat if the bacteria filters through an air system. If inhaled, it can result in pneumonia and Legionnaires disease.

How do we eliminate bacteria?

When water testing indicates that high levels of bacteria is present, you must take steps to improve treatment operations such as upgrading to a filtration system or increasing disinfection to reduce pathogens levels and indicators so that the system returns to compliance.

The only way to determine how to get clean water is to have it thoroughly tested for all likely contaminants. The EPA has set forth guidelines that all homeowners need to follow in order to protect their families from contamination.


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