Click to see specific information about turbidity, Cryptosporidium,
Giardia, or bacteria
(including E.coli and coliforms).
Turbidity measures how well you can see through
water. Turbid (or cloudy) water not
only looks unpleasant to drink, but it may increase the risk of
disease-causing agents in the water.
Turbidity is usually caused by particles in the water.
Most municipal water is sanitized with chlorine to
kill disease causing bacteria, viruses, and Giardia. However excessive turbidity (particles) in
the water may prevent the chlorine from adequately doing its job. When turbidity levels are too high, municipalities
may issue water quality advisories or notices to consumers.
Excessive levels of turbidity can be removed by
properly maintained filtration.
Filtration systems rated to “1 micron absolute” can treat turbid water
that has been sanitized, making it safe to drink.
For a glossary of water quality terms click here to go to the
Greater Vernon Services site. For
information on Vernon water quality (from Greater Vernon Services) click here.
MacDonald Water Systems can help you find
solutions to your water problems. For
more detailed information or to place your order, go to contact us.