Bacteria - Central Texas Water Softeners
Bacteria - Central Texas Water Softeners


Are you concerned about bacteria in your well water? It's not just a well problem!

Warning: 86% of our water is testing positive for Cryptosporidium.  Naegleria Fowler (Brain Eating Amoebas) and Giardia are in our water.  It is essential that all water have a UV light, because these can slip by Chlorination!

Human and animal wastes are a primary source of bacteria in water. These sources of bacterial contamination include runoff from feedlots, pastures, dog runs, and other land areas where animal wastes are deposited. Additional sources include seepage or discharge from septic tanks, sewage treatment facilities, and natural soil/plant bacteria.   Bacteria from these sources can enter wells that are either open at the land surface or do not have water-tight casings or caps.

Various types of bacteria/viruses are categorized as pathogens, disease-causing organisms that can be found in pretreated and/or inadequately treated water

Legionella, (bacteria) typically in water, thrives in warm waters and inhaled, resulting in a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaires disease.

Enteroviruses, (viruses), such as polioviruses, echoviruses and coxsackieviruses, living in the intestines of infected humans or animals; in addition to the three different polioviruses are 62-nonpolio enteroviruses that can cause disease in humans ranging from gastroenteritis to meningitis.

Cryptosporidium, (parasite) that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis (persistent cough). There are many species of Cryptosporidium that infect animals, some of which also infect humans. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very tolerant to chlorine disinfection.

Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. Giardia (also known as Giardia intestinalisGiardia lamblia, or Giardia duodenalis) is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with feces (poop) from infected humans or animals. Giardia is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it tolerant to chlorine disinfection. While the parasite can be spread in different ways, water (drinking water and recreational water) is the most common mode of transmission. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very tolerant to chlorine disinfection.

E. coli and fecal coliform are bacteria whose presence can indicate water contaminated by human or animal wastes , causing short-term health effects, including: Cramps, nausea, diarrhea, headaches and more; they may also pose a greater risk for people with severely weak immune systems, elderly, young children and infants.

The amount treatment and type of water treatment can vary depending on the type of bacteria/viruses present. 

  • UV technology: We recommend that every household should add a UV light for all household water.  Too many microbial are becoming resistant to Chlorine disinfection.  Proper UV light will sterilize all microbial and Reverse Osmosis will remove them.
  • Chlorine: Is typically an effective treatment for bacteria/viruses, but not for protozoans, especially when applied to clarified low turbidity water.  (Our most common protozoa is the “infant” stage of green mussels that are common in Canyon Lake and other local surface water.
  • Chloramine: Is the product of chlorine and ammonia; it’s known to successfully reduce Legionella counts.

Most City/Municipal water providers have switched to Chloramine for their choice of disinfection.  With disinfection comes byproducts that need to removed at the household/business water.  Catalytic Carbon removes these byproducts.

Should there be a slip with disinfection at a Public Water source – they are obligated to send out notices, but by that time, “the horses have left the barn”.  Having a whole home UV Light will provide security for those uncommon slippages and will also sterilize Cryptosporidium and Giardia that may be in their oocyst stage.

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Concerned about Bacteria in Your Water? - Central Texas Water Softeners

Concerned about Bacteria in Your Water?

Safeguard Your Health with a Water Filter and UV System

When it comes to the safety of your water, protection against bacteria is of utmost importance. You can ensure the well-being of your family by utilizing the combined power of a water filter and UV system.

A water filter acts as a strong line of defense by removing bacteria and other microorganisms from your water supply. Advanced filtration technologies effectively capture and eliminate harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Legionella, providing you with clean and safe water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

In addition to a water filter, a UV system provides an extra layer of protection against bacteria. Ultraviolet light technology destroys bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by disrupting their DNA, rendering them harmless and preventing their reproduction. This additional step ensures that your water is free from harmful microorganisms that can pose a risk to your health.

Say goodbye to worries about bacteria in your water and hello to peace of mind. Invest in a water filter and UV system combo to enjoy the benefits of clean and bacteria-free water throughout your home.

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