Flathead Reservation, Montana
42254 Stasso Rd
Polson, MT 59860
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3 Common Disease-Causing Bacteria Found in Water June 7, 2018

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3 Common Disease-Causing Bacteria Found in Water   , Flathead Reservation, Montana

Most Americans assume the water that comes from their faucet is always clean and safe to drink. However, there might be harmful bacteria lurking, especially if you have a privately owned well. To ensure those in rural areas stay safe and healthy, the friendly team at Ace Drilling in Polson, MT, provides the reliable well pump and water treatment services locals deserve. By practicing proper maintenance and installation techniques, the team ensures residents don’t end up with one of these dangerous bacteria in their glass.

3 Types of Harmful Bacteria Found in Well Pump-Sourced Water

1. Hepatitis A

well pumpHepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that one can contract from infected water. The disease might last up to several months and is especially dangerous to infants and the elderly. Since the virus is often found in fecal matter, sewage overflow, polluted stormwater, or malfunctioning septic systems might lead to well contamination.

2. E. Coli

E. coli refers to a group of bacteria that can make people seriously ill. Some strains might cause vomiting and diarrhea, while others lead to issues like pneumonia and respiratory illness. Since E. coli is found in the fecal matter of both humans and animals, it might seep into a well due to sewer issues or water runoff problems related to livestock.

3. Giardia

Giardia is a type of microscopic parasite that can cause a diarrhea-inducing illness. Since the parasite contains a resilient exterior layer, it can persist inside the human body for long periods of time. Unlike other bacteria, it also cannot be destroyed with chlorine. The parasite might be found in soil, natural water, or contaminated feces. Sometimes, the parasite can make its way into poorly maintained wells or unfiltered water.

To avoid infection, proper well pump installation and maintenance is key. With over 40 years of experience serving the Polson community, you can count on Dave and Jay Bick and the rest of the team at Ace Drilling to protect you and your family from harm. The seasoned well drilling professionals pride themselves on a high standard of customer service and will always be there to pick up the phone if you have a question or need a hand. Whether you’re due for a well pump repair, service, or installation, don’t hesitate to give them a call them at (406) 883-3300. To learn more about their services, visit them online

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