Where can fecal coliform bacteria come from?

Answer Fecal coliform bacteria are classified as members of the family Enterobacteriaceae of the class Gamma Proteobacteria. They are found mainly in the feces of warm-blooded animals (including humans), ... Read More »

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How do I remove coliform bacteria?

Drilled WellsPour 1 1/2 qt. of chlorine bleach into drilled wells measuring 6 inches in diameter by 100 feet deep. Increase the amount of bleach by 1/2 qt. per additional 50 feet of depth. Let the ... Read More »

What is the definition of coliform bacteria?

Coliform bacteria are a group of bacteria found in the gastrointestinal track of vertebrate species. This group of bacteria includes E. coli and salmonella and is commonly found in fecal contaminat... Read More »

What is the source of coliform bacteria?

According to the Washington State Department of Health, "coliform bacteria are organisms that are present in the environment and in the feces of all warm-blooded animals and humans." They are commo... Read More »

Water Treatment Systems for Coliform Bacteria?

Coliform bacteria is found in the feces of most warm-blooded animals, and will occasionally find its way into well and water systems. If testing has confirmed that the bacteria are present, then yo... Read More »