E.Coli In Water

E Coli in your drinking water

Each year an estimated 34,000 people across New Zealand fall ill by drinking water from the tap. Being a first-world country, this is a high number of inhabitants who suffer from contaminated water. Bacteria like E Coli in water, viruses or parasites cause most of these diseases. On the one hand, they enter the human organism via drinking water. On the other hand, when showering or drinking unpurified water, e.g. from water tanks.

Moreover, recent epidemiological research shows a correlation between water pollution and chronic diseases. Not only biological contaminants in drinking water endanger human health. Also chemical contaminants of natural or human origin, such as pesticides from agriculture or chemicals from industry pose a threat. For example, elevated concentrations of arsenic, lead or fluoride can cause disease in the long term.

 

Safe drinking water is crucial

Our drinking water analysis tests your water for coliform germs, Escherichia coli (E Coli), enterococci, aluminium, arsenic, bacteria, lead, bacteria, hormones, fluoride, fungicides, giardia, legionella, microorganisms, pesticides, iron, manganese, salts, sediments, heavy metals and viruses. In most cases, these contaminants can be easily removed by a UV water filter system without adding chemicals like chlorine.

Aqua Works Guarantee E. coli free* drinking water, water that meets New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and all legal requirements. This guarantee applies only when Aqua Works specify, install and are employed to service a UV filtration system at regular intervals to be agreed upon at the time of install, depending on your water quality. Responsibility is unable to be taken if changes in raw water quality occur, annual testing of ground and surface water is recommended.

*ecoli free means no active e.coli & water that passes NZ drinking water standards.

Book a water test

Avoid these diseases form e coli in water you drink and get your water tested. Therefore, book a free onsite consultation today and Aqua Works will help you to enjoy safe, pure and healthy drinking water!

Contaminants in your water: EColi

What is the issue with e coli in water?

On the one hand, e.coli is a harmless and useful bacteria, playing an essential role in human and animal intestines. But there are ecoli variants that are not part of the intestinal flora. Therefore, they may lead to severe gastrointestinal disturbances when ingested with food.

Four E.coli variants, abbreviated as EPEC, ETEC, EIEC and EHEC, are particularly crucial. They are considered as triggers causing infectious diseases like diarrhoea and intestinal inflammation. In the worst cases, this can lead to life-threatening kidney damage.

 

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These bacteria enter the human body by drinking contaminated drinking water or eating contaminated food. As a consequence, they cause dangerous intestinal diseases. They produce toxic substances that affect the intestinal mucosa cells, preventing them from transporting water and food components into the blood. Instead, the digestive tract content is excreted entirely.

EColi bacteria can cause various serious infections. Commonly known are food poisoning, vomiting and diarrhoea, combined with considerable loss of fluids and salt. Other intestinal pathogenic strains are partly responsible for urinary tract infections, meningitis or the chronic inflammation Crohn’s disease.

Drinking water contaminated with E.coli bacteria is a serious threat to your health. Especially for infants, children and people with a weak immune system, the symptoms pose a particular life risk.

Great company, very reliable.  Have used them for 5 years and they have always done a great job.  Noticed an immediate improvement in water quality when we switched to them. – Harpal Kler, Mai 2020

Take a walk on the safe side

If you have any doubts that your household might be affected by the health-threatening e.coli in water they rely on, do not hesitate to contact us today to get an onsite water test.

How do E coli bacteria get into your drinking water?

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In New Zealand the chances of getting bird poo or occasionally even possums on the roof of your house are high. As soon as the rain hits the roof, it collects unwanted impurities such as organic material before it reaches your rain harvesting system. This way, harmful microorganisms such as bird poop and pests but also vermin, insects, snails or even smaller birds get into your water tank. Under the right conditions, the E.Coli bacteria in your tank will grow exponentially. This means that every single tap in your home poses a significant health risk to you and your loved ones.

Get your water tested today to eliminate the changes of an e coli contamination of your drinking water. Call us on 0800 AQUA WORKS and our team will take care will help you to be on the safe side and enjoy healthy water.

Contamination by bacteria can occur at any time. Town water supplies are usually free from E.Coli contamination. But if you live pastoral in the Rodney District, South Kaipara Flats or rural Auckland areas and rely on tank water, the risk of ecoli in water is very likely. However, E.coli contamination might also affect you if you are on spring, creek, river, dam or bore water.

Especially in rural areas, faecal contamination (contamination of water with sewage, manure, slurry, bird poo etc.), insects, rodents or remains of dead animals, including rats enter your water system and can cause a bacterial accumulation of ecoli. Those strains of E. coli that cause infections, produce toxins in the intestines. As a result, it will cause symptomatic diarrhoea. Additionally, severe inflammation, sometimes with fatal consequences, can be the result of the bacteria migrating to other parts of the body.

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Thank you Steve for fixing our water problem after 2 really bad months of smelly horrible tasting water we now have good clean water to drink. I can’t believe how bad Snells Beach water has got .we have been here over 4 years but have never had it taste so bad.Water care flushed the pipes which did help but getting a filter was the only way to go. – Kath McKain, 2018

Keeping water safe

Your water resources must be protected in the best possible way from any deterioration. Since 2000 we have helped New Zealanders to get their water safe. Call us today to make an appointment to give you the best possible advice on site.

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We have the answer for E Coli in water

Do you quickly want to determine the extent to which your drinking water is microbiologically contaminated with e.coli? Therefore, you need to get your water tested. Call us today at 0800 AQUA UV to arrange an onsite visit and get an e.coli water test.

Removing the health-threatening bacteria out of your water tank is quite simple with modern disinfection/sterilising equipment. Do you live in a rural area and rely on rainwater or groundwater (spring, creek, river, bore, dam)? Consequently, a whole house UV or UltraViolet water filter will help eliminate e coli in your drinkingwater.

Whole house UV filter for e Coli in water

First of all, an UltraViolet water filter system ensures continuous disinfection of your drinking water without adding any chemicals. This way, the UV light is a highly effective, easy and environmentally safe way of providing you with healthy water. Additionally, the UV sterilisers 99.99% of harmful microorganisms, including E Coli bacteria without affecting your water’s taste or odour. It does this by destroying/disrupting the DNA in the bacteria, which means it cannot reproduce, making them harmless to humans.

And remember! If you want to sell your house, New Zealand’s drinking water regulations require you to provide proof that your water is potable. An EColi contamination of your wwater means it is not potable and safe to drink. Make sure that you comply with the legal requirements and get a UV filter system.

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I’ve spoken to Steve twice on the phone re my filter service, both times he has been an absolute delight to deal with – friendly, professional, helpful & gave me a fair & reasonable quote. I’ve since had my uv water filter serviced by Karl, who was also a delight to deal with. He was very  informative & helpful – now my UV water filter system is not such a mystery to me. He was on time, efficient & provided some really good advice. – SF, November 2020

Water quality check

Regardless of whether you are on mains, bore or rainwater, we will look at your individual situation and find solutions that match your needs and your budget. Call us today for a FREE consultation at your premises to check if your water is safe to drink and get a ecoli water filter .

Purifying today’s water one tap at a time

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Aqua Works Guarantee

We at Aqua Works guarantee E. coli* free drinking water. This is water that meets New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and all legal requirements. Give us a call on 0212 787 427 so that we can look together at how to minimise the increasing water-related health risks for you and your loved ones.

This guarantee applies only when Aqua Works specify, install and are employed to service a UV filtration system at regular intervals to be agreed upon at the time of install, depending on your water quality. Responsibility is unable to be taken if changes in raw water quality occur, annual testing of ground and surface water is recommended.

*ecoli free means no active e.coli & water that passes NZ drinking water standards.