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Corroded pipes full of nutrients for deadly Legionella bacteria; other cities at risk

Legionnaires’ disease is a deadly pneumonia caused by inhaling Legionella pneumophila or other species of Legionella bacteria that lurk in the organic matter lining drinking water pipes. The disease has been on the rise in the U.S., with cases quadrupling over the last 10 years. Headline-grabbing outbreaks often occur from a contaminated ventilation or hot water system in a hospital, and that’s where monitoring and prevention efforts have been focused. Yet the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the U.S. arise in private homes with no common link other than their water supply, underscoring that drinking water distribution systems are the ultimate source of outbreaks. “Furthermore, lab-scale
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Reasons to test your well water

Do you rely on a well on your property for drinking or other purposes? You need to test your water regularly to make sure your family and loved ones can stay healthy. Did you know what over 15 million households in the United States obtain their drinking water from their own private well. The use of water from these wells are not covered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that are meant to safeguard public drinking water systems. Although the US has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, sources of drinking water can still become contaminated through
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