Many Domestic Water Wells Contaminated With E-coli

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are advising people that water from domestic water wells can be contaminated with E-coli. The HSE meanwhile reports a growing number of cases of VTEC, a particularly serious and nasty form of E-coli. Analysis of cases shows that people treated for VTEC are four times more likely to have consumed untreated water from a private well. The EPA estimates that up to 50,000 private water wells in Ireland are contaminated with human or animal waste and this can cause significant threat to people’s health…Read More (PDF)

Laboratories in Ireland that offer a discount to private well owners wishing to get their well tested…Read More (PDF)

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