Bacteria

Is there bacteria in your water?

Remove harmful bacteria from your water with Culligan

Harmful bacteria such as E. Coli and coliform typically originate and grow in human and animal intestinal tracts. But how do these contaminants get into your drinking water?

Water contaminated by E. Coli or other toxic bacteria, often result from sewage overflow, an improperly functioning sewage system, polluted storm water runoff, or agricultural water runoff. Coliform bacteria usually perish within 30 days of living outside of their hosts. So if a water test reveals dangerous bacteria, it’s likely harmful pathogens are present and that these contaminants are regularly entering your well or aquifer.

Wells are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, especially if they’re shallow, or have been dug, bored, or submerged by floodwater for extended periods of time.

Harmful bacteria, such as E. Coli, in your water can pose an especially dangerous health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and the immune deficient and lead to the following health problems:

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Other long-term health effects

Thankfully, Culligan can help ensure your water remains free of harmful bacteria. We provide chemical feeders and pumps, which are packaged chlorination systems for commercial and household use, filtration systems for bacteria and cyst removal, and ultraviolet disinfection systems for commercial and industrial applications.

Contact your local Culligan Man™ to schedule a water test and work out a water treatment solution that is best for your unique needs today.