Bacteria Filters are a vital part of keeping your water clean and healthy for you and your family. We offer many inexpensive ways to efficiently eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other unwanted contaminants. Well water can be at high risk for unwanted contaminants such as: ecoli, coliform, nitrates, iron, etc. Depending on the type of bacteria you have, there are different water filtration systems to treat it. Be wary of anyone telling you that you need retention tanks for iron bacteria. Retention tanks are normally only needed in cases of ecoli or coliform.
The federal government does not regulate all of America’s drinking water. If you happen to get your drinking water from a private well, it is not subject to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Another misconception concerns filtering water with chlorine-based disinfectants. Chlorine destroys a variety of different types of bacteria. But Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that is resistant to the power of chlorine-based disinfectants. It can only be killed by boiling the water.
Water filtering and purification removes bacteria that can create health hazards in drinking water. The effects of harmful contaminants can cause nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea in an otherwise healthy individual. These same contaminants can actually be deadly to someone who is ill or has a weak immune system. According to EPA information on how to prevent waterborne cryptosporidiosis, boiling the water will purify it and effectively kill the Cryptosporidium bacteria.