The presence of fecal contamination in a body of water, is an indicator that a potential health risk exists for individuals exposed to this water. Fecal coliform bacteria may occur in ambient water as a result of the overflow of domestic sewage or nonpoint sources of human and animal waste.
The presence of fecal coliform bacteria in aquatic environments indicates that the water has been contaminated with fecal material.
The source water may have been contaminated by pathogens or disease producing bacteria or viruses that can also exist in fecal material. Agricultural run-off, wildlife such as ducks or geese or leach fields or septic tank problems can all cause or contribute to pond water contamination.
Some waterborne pathogenic diseases include typhoid fever, viral and bacterial gastroenteritis and hepatitis A.
The most common member being Escherichia coli. E.coli is the primary fecal coliform, however, Klebsiella is sometimes of fecal origin. Other general coliform genera include Enterobacter and Citrobacter. Non-fecal coliforms are also widely distributed in nature, being found both as naturally occurring soil organisms, and in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans.
With the use of microbial bioaugmentation, we have been able to successfully reduce fecal coliform contamination.
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The objective of this test was to assess Eutro-Clear's viability for use in emergency discharge situation from a wastewater treatment plant. It was concluded that Eutro-Clear would be able to reduce the environmental impact in the event of such an event.
Eutro-Clear also reduces fecal coliform, e-coli and enterobacteriaceae contamination. These bacteria are often present in present in lakes or ponds that have septic systems and agricultural run-off near-by.
Microbial bioaugmentation is suitable for addressing high levels of fecal coliform in natural lakes, ponds and rivers. It is ideally suited for treating areas used for public recreation, swimming and boating.
The result is a cleaner pond and lake water.
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