Learn Your Water
Why's it in our water?
Wastewater, discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; and erosion of natural deposits
Blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems, muscle weakness, and damage to the nervous and circulatory systems
Escherichia coli, better known as E. coli, is an anaerobic bacterium about which you have likely heard very much yet know very little. It may evoke thoughts of destitute people suffering in Africa or deathly plagues wiping out previously healthy communities. In truth, E. coli is a complex, widespread microorganism which resides in the digestive…
Water rich in decaying organic material such as plants and waste is also typically rich with sulfate. In anaerobic environments, sulfate-reducing bacteria aid in the degradation of the organic matter by extracting energy from organic molecules. During this process, the sulfate is reduced to hydrogen sulfide, which remains in the water. Don’t live with foul…