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., ...
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
GENERAL INFORMATION Well water that effervesces may contain high levels of carbon dioxide in the form of carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is also a name sometimes given to solutions of carbon dioxide in water (carbonated water). Carbonic acid is a weak acid. ...
GENERAL INFORMATION The pH level of your drinking water reflects how acidic it is. pH stands for ñpotential of hydrogen,î referring to the amount of hydrogen found in a substance (in this case, water). pH is measured on a scale that runs from 0 to 14. Sev ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Alkalinity is the buffering capacity of the water. It measures the ability of water bodies to neutralize acids and bases thereby maintaining a fairly stable pH. Water that is a good buffer contains compounds, such as bicarbonates, carb ...
Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor
Maumee River Dick Kudner President 5100 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH 43615-2100 (419) 874-5686 (419) 874-2989 firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Scioto River Valley Federation
Scioto Delaware, Marion, Franklin, Hardin Joseph Roden President P. O. Box 1501 Delaware, OH 43015 (740) 369-6432 Joseph.email@example.com ...