GENERAL INFORMATION Sulfate is a substance that occurs naturally in drinking water. HEALTH EFFECTS People unaccustomed to drinking water with elevated levels of sulfate can experience diarrhea and dehydration. Infants are often more sensitive to sulfate t ...
Hardness as CaCO3
GENERAL INFORMATION Hardness does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. Hard water classifications: soft 0- 17.1 part ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Potassium is a natural and essential element in plants and animals, and humans are exposed to it primarily through food. The most common source of potassium in drinking water are water softeners using potassium chloride. The use of a w ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Specific conductance (also called specific conductivity or just conductivity) is a measure of the ability of water to conduct an electrical current. Specific conductance is an important water-quality measurement because it gives a good ...
Total Coliform Bacteria (Counts)
GENERAL INFORMATION Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. WELLS: Levels of coliform over four (4) colonies can indicate poor well constr ...
Total Coliform Bacteria
GENERAL INFORMATION Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS- Please consult the Ohio EPA. PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS w/ CON ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Fecal coliforms are bacteria that are associated with human or animal wastes. They usually live in human or animal intestinal tracts, and their presence in drinking water is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamin ...
GENERAL INFORMATION One of hundreds of strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli, E. coli O157:H7 is an emerging cause of food-borne and water-borne illness. Most strains of E. coli are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals and ...
Giardia lamblia (protozoan)
GENERAL INFORMATION Giardia lamblia is a single-celled protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals. It is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or anima ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Cryptosporidium is a single-celled protozoan parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers, especially when the water is contaminated with sewage and animal waste. HEALTH EFFECTS Cryptosporidium can cause gastrointestinal illness (e.g., ...