What it tests
There are a number of biological indicators that CARO can test for associated with drinking water. This package gives a full panel for all these concerns in your drinking water. Each of these can be bought individually.
- Total Coliforms – Exist naturally in soil, water, and vegetation. Total Coliforms are generally harmless but their presence indicates inadequate processing or contamination
- Fecal Coliforms – Typically found in the feces of humans and animals but may also be found naturally in the environment. Their presence may indicate fecal contamination.
- Escherichia coli – E.coli are members of the fecal coliform group and their presence is an indicator of direct fecal contamination.
- Heterotrophic plate count (HPC) – is an analytic method that is a useful operational tool for monitoring general bacteriological water quality throughout the treatment process and in the distribution system. HPC results are not an indicator of water safety and, as such, should not be used as an indicator of potential adverse human health effects. Each drinking water system will have a baseline range of HPC bacteria levels depending on the site-specific characteristics. Unexpected increases in the HPC baseline range could indicate a change in the treatment process, a disruption or contamination in the distribution system, or a change in the general bacteriological quality of the water.
Are you looking for something else? CARO probably tests for it! Send us a custom order request and we will take care of it for you!