Many people would like to think that their water is free of bacteria and other harmful contaminants, especially those that are customers of their city’s municipal water system. In 1993 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 403,000 people became ill due to Cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease delivered to their homes by the contaminated city water they consumed. City water and private water sources are susceptible to bacteria and parasite invasions. Many municipalities have little or nothing in place to combat these invasions. Ultraviolet sterilization and absolute 1 micron filters are 2 methods of filtration West Carolina Water Treatment can provide you with to give you peace of mind with the safety of your water. To read more about filtration of Cryptosporidium and other parasites see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Page here.


Below are a few sources of information about the breakout in Milwaukee and information about UV Sterilization*.

New England Journal of Medicine on Milwaukee Outbreak

CNN Reports on the Milwaukee Outbreak

Wikipedia entry on Cryptosporidiosis

Wikipedia explanation of Ultraviolet Sterilization

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