Bacteria and Viruses in Your Water
When we can see a problem, it’s easy to fix. However, whenever it’s invisible, it’s more challenging to solve. What are we referring to exactly? The answer is bacteria and viruses in your water.
Both of these are microorganisms. That means you can’t see them without special equipment. If your water is cloudy, you can visually see that there may be a problem. But since bacteria and viruses in your water will be invisible, this means that you need testing to get the all-clear on your water supply.
How do bacteria and viruses get into the water supply?
This is a great question. First, many municipal water systems proactively filter out and use treatment methods to eliminate these contaminants. They are more common in well-water systems, which is why testing is critical to identifying the presence of these microorganisms.
But how do they get there in the first place? That answer is complex, but it essentially boils down to various contaminants (such as animal waste or fertilizer runoff) making their way into the water table. As it seeps into the ground, it can eventually hit your underground water supply.
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What are common bacteria and viruses in water?
We all have bacteria in our body. Our gut bacteria, for example, play a vital role in breaking down our food so that our body can use it for energy.
However, we’re not referring to these types of microorganisms. Instead, the bacteria and viruses that may be present in your water are more insidious. They include:
These are a form of microorganisms that don’t necessarily affect your health. Animal digestive tracts frequently contain forms of coliform. The presence of this contaminant can be indicative of other types of bacteria in your water.
You may associate the term cyst with a biological mass on a human body. However, at the most basic level, bacterial cysts in your water are no different. As they are harmful to your health, a Reverse Osmosis system is your best line of defense against them.
We’ve all heard of E.Coli contaminations in everything from the water supply to romaine lettuce and beyond. E.Coli in your water is often a result of sewage cross-contamination. Some strains will have minimal impact on your health while others are far more dangerous.
Most homeowners are aware of the danger of salmonella bacteria from raw chicken. However, it can also make its way into your water supply, leading to a host of health issues including diarrhea, vomiting, and more.
Viruses in your water
Each of the microorganisms we mentioned so far has been a form of bacteria. However, viruses can also make their way into your water supply including norovirus, rotavirus, and hepatitis A. Those are far more dangerous, often leading to digestive issues or other health concerns.
We’ll help keep bacteria and viruses from invading your water!
Our team members are the region’s experts in all types of water treatment. We provide free testing along with various solutions to help keep your water free of bacteria and viruses.
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