EPA tests show doubling of E.coli strain in private wells
on 29/11/2012 07:49:41
Tests show levels of VTEC - a harmful strain of E.coli that could lead to kidney failure - have doubled in private wells, in the last year.
The agency's new water quality report shows public supplies are continuing to improve with E.coli exceedances down by 90% since 2005.
They are calling on all owners of wells and those not on a public water supply to check their water source.