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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 or ozone treatment 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!

Contaminant 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.

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 water supply?

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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.

Bird poo on your roof

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.

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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.

Aqua Works has the answer for E.COLI in your water supply

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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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Aqua Works Guarantee

At Aqua Works, we guarantee E. coli*-free drinking water. This water meets New Zealand drinking water standards and all legal requirements. Call us on 0212 787 427 to work together on how we can minimise the increasing water-related health risks to you and your loved ones.

This guarantee applies only when Aqua Works specifies, installs and is employed to service the UV filtration system at regular intervals to be agreed upon at installation, depending on your water quality. Responsibility is unable to be taken if if raw water quality changes. Annual testing of ground and surface water is recommended.                                                                                                                                                                                                           *ecoli free means no active e.coli & water that passes NZ drinking water standards.

Water is the elixir of life and our passion

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Exceptional support for our water filtration customers

20+ years of experience in Rodney means Aqua Works is your local water filtration expert. Our knowledge of the community and the region we live in, combined with our passion for clean drinking water, is the foundation for our daily work. We offer customised water solutions supporting you to meet your personal needs and individual budget. Our connected, smart product range enables you to master the water in your home. At the same time, it ensures the best purification of your water for healthy, tasty water enjoyment.

As a purpose-driven, local family business, we support you in your decision making by sharing our knowledge about your water resources. This way, we help you to be informed, so you can make great decisions empowering your families health and well being. The protection and provision of safe, potable drinking water in our lives is paramount to all of us. Aqua Work’s water filtration systems, UV filter purification, water treatment, ozone systems, and water pumps give you peace of mind to have a quality trusted, safe system. 

Going the extra mile at Aqua Works is what we do to ensure your water is healthy and fit for its purpose. Hence, all our water treatment products are field tried-and-tested, including innovative products and solutions. Do you need help with UV filters, water filtration systems and water pumps or our high-quality UV filter service, water pump repairs or water pump service? Give us a call today at 0800 AQUA WORKS. As we often say, “If you don’t have a filter – You are the filter”.

And if something happens spontaneously, call our 24/7 water pump emergency service at 0212 787 427. We will take care of your problem immediately and make sure that the water in your home is running again as quickly as possible.