E-coli Bacteria in Bore Water and Tank Water Waikato Region
E-coli and Bacteria
FACT: 90% of water tanks test positive for E-coli and Faecal Coli form.
What is E-coli?
E- coli in Waikato is a common kind of bacteria that lives in the intestines of animals and people. There are many strains of E. coli. Most are harmless. However, one dangerous strain is called E-coli O157:H7. It produces a powerful toxin. You can become very sick if it gets into your food or water. E-Coli in water
Is it a serious problem?
In 1999 it was estimated that about 73,000 people in the U.S. got sick each year from E. coli. About 60 died. It’s believed that the number of illnesses and deaths has been dropping since then but it is still worth getting it checked out. We have plenty of anecdotal evidence from our customers who resisted putting in an e-coli removal system for years. When they eventually have put in a system, they say they feel much more energetic and less lethargic. A low dose infection is suspected and this has been cleared up by the filters.
Water testing for e-coli and faecal coli-forms “Total peace of mind” that’s what’s important to most of our clients and to help achieve this we conduct onsite water testing for e-coli and faecal bacteria in water tanks. Take the worry out of your tank water and know what it contains! We can also test bore water for you.
If you don’t have a water filter then YOU are the water filter.
Where does E-coli live?
E-coli can often be found in water tanks and in addition it is found in bore water. Town water supplies should be free of e coli. How do E-coli get in my water tank? E-coli live in the intestines of warm blooded animals. Most homes in New Zealand have birds and occasionally possums getting on your house roof. These animals poo all over your roof, it then rains and washes the poo into your tank. There are millions of bacteria in a single poo from 1 bird or possum. If the conditions are right in your tank then you will have a huge growth of potentially harmful bacteria coming from every tap in your home.
Here is the question: “would you get on your roof and lick off the bird, rat and possum poo?” No I didn’t think so, now if you haven’t got any water filtration why are you prepared to drink it?