What causes Ecoli or Total Coliform Bacteria in your water?
Bacteria are common in the environment and that includes well water, but generally they are not harmful. However some are, and their presence in drinking water are classified into two groups, one verifying that the water is certainly contaminated with animal or human waste, and the other indicating that this may also be the case, but it is not certain. The certain evidence of contamination is indicated by the presence of E coli, which is also referred to as Faecal Coliform, the less important evidence is indicated by the presence of coliform bacteria in general, and these are referred to as Total Coliforms.
How Does UV Sterilisation Work?
The optimum solution to remove ecoli , cryptosporidium , coliforms and all bacteria from your water is to install a Nature's Water Ltd. Ultraviolet Water Sterilizer. This will then allow you to have 100% bacteria free water in your premises - NO MORE VIRUSES OR BACTERIA!
We can call and install the system for you. Click here for more information. If required we can call to you and assess your premises for location and workings of the system first-hand, Click here for a free call-out. If you would like a full water analysis from the laboratory to ensure that Coliform Bacteria is the only issue click here to arrange a water test.
What Contaminants Do UV Sterilizers Remove?
There are no micro-organisms known to be resistant to UV, unlike chlorination. UV is known to be highly effective against bacteria, viruses, algae, molds and yeasts, and disease causing oocysts like cryptosporidium and giardia. In practice, bacteria and viruses are the cause of most major waterborne pathogenic diseases. Of these enteric viruses, hepatitis virus and Legionella pneumophila have been shown to survive for considerable periods in the presence of chlorine, but are readily eliminated by UV treatment. For most microorganisms, the removal efficiency of UV for microbiological contaminants such as bacteria and virus generally exceeds 99.99%.
Specifically, the following are moved to an efficiency of greater than 99.99%: