Having clean water isn’t something we normally have to worry about much. In fact, we probably take it for granted. We know that when we turn on our faucet, clean, safe, drinkable water will come out. Having said that, millions of American get their drinking water from private wells. Having a private well means that the owner is responsible for maintaining that well and testing the water for coliform to make sure it’s safe to drink. When that time comes, M3 Environmental Consulting in Monterey, CA, can take care of your water testing needs.
What Is Coliform?
So what is coliform anyway? Coliform is a bacteria found in the intestinal systems of warm-blooded animals. This group of bacteria has long been an indicator of water contamination and possible presence of other pathogens and parasites. By observing coliform bacteria, the numbers of other, more dangerous, pathogens can be estimated. It’s important to perform tests as needed so that harmful bacteria doesn’t take up residence in your water supply.
Coliform testing is evidently necessary, but where does this bacteria live? Some sources of coliform bacteria are:
- Surface water
- Septic system
- Animal waste
- Sewer water
If any of these sources of coliform could come in contact with your well water, you could be in danger of more dangerous contaminants in your water.
Test For Coliform Today
It’s obvious that testing for coliform is important for the safety of all who will come in contact with your well water. It’s equally important to have it tested by a reputable and dependable company. M3 Environmental Consulting in Monterey, California is the perfect choice. Knowing that your results are accurate can offer an incredible amount of peace of mind. Whether it’s for your business or your home, the safety of your water is non-negotiable. Let M3 Environmental Consulting take care of all of your coliform testing needs, and you can rest easy knowing you’re working with the best.