Common Causes

Coliform bacteria, fecal bacteria, E. coli bacteria from runoff, septic systems, animals, poor well or spring construction. All of the bacteria have a MCL³ of less than 1 colony per 100 mL so any detectable level of these bacteria can cause these symptoms.

Possible Solutions

Shock chlorination of well. Ultraviolet light, chlorination or ozonation system for persistent occurrence.