Ohio’s Top 5 Water Problems Part 4

Water Problem: Slime in Water: Bacteria

Bacteria in water can take many forms and the best way to know the type present is to have your water professionally tested. A common symptom of bacteria in water is a slime build-up in the toilet tank. Often different types of organic matter can cause your water to taste and smell bad. Some types of bacteria can cause serious health concerns such as e-coli. Many however, are just aesthetically unpleasant causing troublesome issues with taste, odor and bio fouling problems.

Hempy Water Solution: Chlorination | Ultra-Violet System | EPS 1000

After identifying the problem through professional testing, the process of eliminating the organisms is varied by considering effective process, cost effectiveness and personal choice. Chlorination systems, like a municipal water supply, use chlorine to kill bacteria. An ultra-violet light system eliminates bacteria as the water passes through the light chamber and may be an alternative that’s right for you. The decision to use either technology depends greatly on the water conditions and how much pre-treatment may be necessary to enable either process to work properly. For simply filtering drinking water, the EPS 1000 is certified to meet or exceed the EPA requirement for the removal of bacteria, viruses and cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia.

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