Water with nitrate levels higher than 10 parts per million is a concern for:--Infants under 6 months of age--Pregnant mothers--ElderlyBoiling water will not reduce nitrate levels
--Coliform bacteria are microscopic and generally harmless organisms that live in the intestinal tract of many warm-blooded animals.--These organisms are excreted through feces and can make their way to the ground water.--Coliform bacteria are not direct disease causing but can be associated with other more dangerous strains of bacteria such as shigella, salmonella and E.coli.--Treatment of coliform bacteria is relatively simple and inexpensive. Shock chlorination can be used to clean up a well.
CDHD recommends that anyone using a private well, test their water every year for coliform bacteria.
**To request a water sample kit please call the laboratory office at 308-385-5175 or email
Coliform = $15.50Nitrate = $13.00Hardness = $13.00Fluoride = $13.00pH = $13.00
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