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Private Water Sources And Disease: 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Family From Waterborne Pathogens

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Private Water Sources And Disease: 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Family From Waterborne Pathogens

Nearly 10,000 people become ill each year in the United States from drinking water that has been infected by bacteria, viruses, protozoa and intestinal parasites. While most people don’t die from waterborne illness, they can experience mild to severe symptoms, depending on the type of pathogen responsible for the infection.  Fortunately, most city and community water systems are extremely safe since they have to meet certain standards. Private water sources, such as wells and springs, are a different story. These sources are responsible for most cases of waterborne illnesses reported in this country. If you have a private water source, following are three ways you can protect your family from waterborne pathogens. Have Your Water Tested The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you test your water each spring. Things to test for include coliform bacteria,...

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