just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you - Ambar
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.
Current Mood: resigned
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 10:57 am (UTC)|| |
Ack! And there's no chance of getting water pipes out there, I assume?
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 11:19 am (UTC)|| |
What do you even DO about that? Pour clorox down the well?
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)|| |
Exactly so. I am awaiting instructions via fax. Meanwhile, don't drink the water.
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 11:52 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 12:53 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?
|Date:||January 10th, 2002 02:14 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.