Bacteria in Wells: An Overview

Private wells in Sutton County occasionally test positive for Total Coliform Bacteria and sometimes even for E. coli Bacteria. Maybe you went to a workshop that tested water samples that you took according to the workshop instructions. Maybe you had someone from the Sutton County Underground Water District take samples. Either way, your well water may have been found to contain some form of Coliform Bacteria.

The presence of Coliform Bacteria tells us something not quite right is going on. Maybe we had a big rain. Maybe your well has some construction problems. That positive test says it's time to look around.

The main menu item, "Bacteria in Private Wells," links to some articles containing more information about what it means to have bacteria in your well and what can be done about it.

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