A common hazard of household water is contamination by
potentially harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms. Short term
gastrointestinal disorders and illnesses such as gastro-enteritis, giardiasis,
typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and hepatitis have been linked to water
contaminated by microorganisms. The micro-organisms which find their way into a
water supply can come from a variety of sources including sewage, animal wastes,
or dead and decaying animals. Public water systems are required by state and
federal governments to provide biologically safe water. However, the safety of a
privately-owned, individual water supply, such as a backyard well, rests in the
hands of its owner.
How can an individual tell if household water is contaminated
with bacteria? Bacteria in water cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled and many
health-related symptoms are not immediate. Therefore, the only way to reliably
determine if water is contaminated is by a laboratory test. Testing a water
supply for a specific disease-causing organism can be expensive. Handling and
culturing disease organisms requires special training and equipment. Instead,
water supplies are usually tested for the presence of coliform bacteria. These
bacteria are always present in the digestive systems of humans and animals, and
can be found in their wastes. Coliform bacteria are also present in soil and in
plant material. Most of these bacteria do not cause disease. They are simply an
indicator that the water supply is contaminated and that disease-causing
bacteria may be present.
The test for the presence of coliform bacteria is relatively
inexpensive and easy to perform. The standard test is called total coliform. The
Federal goal for total coliform in public drinking water is zero. Water samples
that contain any coliform bacteria are generally reported as "total coliform
positive." Federal regulations now require that public drinking water found to
be "total coliform positive" must be analyzed with a fecal coliform or E.coli
test. These fecal bacteria originate only in human and animal waste. It is
unacceptable for fecal bacteria to be present in any concentration in a water
supply. Culligan of Bozeman can come to your home and do the test for you.
Features & Options:
Custom design, easy maintenance, up to 18,000 hours lamp life. Energy efficient
disinfection lamps: low pressure, medium pressure, high output, and amalgam.
Standard or variable control power supplies including electronic ballasts.
Electro polished 304 or 316 stainless steel reactor vessels with a 5 year
warranty. UL listed electrical components with a 1 year warranty. Automatic
timer controlled quartz sleeve cleaning system (or manual wiper system), UV
intensity monitor, temperature sensors, lamp low intensity or end of life
sensors, shut off solenoid valve, audible alarm, running time meter, time delay,
flow control, sensor ports, standard or custom inlet/outlet flanges, and 254NM
UV pure fused quartz lamps and sleeves.
We can also furnish and/or integrate your disinfection systems
with programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition (SCADA), built to your specifications.
Culligan Series 1 PDF Spec and