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January 10th, 2002
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just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
My well has tested positive for both coliform bacteria generally and E. coli specifically.

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Date:January 10th, 2002 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ack! And there's no chance of getting water pipes out there, I assume?
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Date:January 10th, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC)


What do you even DO about that? Pour clorox down the well?
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Date:January 10th, 2002 02:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Hell!

Exactly so. I am awaiting instructions via fax. Meanwhile, don't drink the water.
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Date:January 10th, 2002 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 10th, 2002 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yuck! Does this actually pose much of a risk, or are the concentrations pretty low? How bad does well water taste after you've chlorine-bombed it?
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Date:January 10th, 2002 05:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't gotten the report (this was just a phone call), but IIRC from the test when I bought the house, it's mostly a present/absent checklist. The woman on the phone said different people respond differently, but it *could* make you sick, so don't drink it. (Cooking with it and washing with it are fine.). I imagine they aren't exactly culturing the E. coli and establishing what strain I've got there, not for $45. :-)

Of course, I have no idea what it'll taste like after -- there is a step where you open up every tap in the house and let it run through. It tasted pretty darn good before -- it tastes okay *now*; it was the color change that made me nervous.
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