EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2016- EPA REVISED TOTAL COLIFORM RULE
According to the EPA revised total coliform rule, total coliform bacteria are no longer considered a primary contaminant. Total coliform bacteria are still used as indicator
organisms for the presence of pathogens. Their presence in drinking water may indicate there is a route for pathogens (certain bacteria, viruses or protozoa) to enter the drinking water.
Even though there is no longer an EPA limit, the presence of total coliform bacteria in drinking water is a problem requiring further action and investigation. If your water has tested
positive for total coliform bacteria, it is important to examine your water system and take action to eliminate the total coliform bacteria when possible.
For more information, please see the well disinfection procedure www.nelabservices.com/pdf/Well-Disinfection-Instructions.pdf