The source of bacteria in your water supply can come from the water source itself, the contamination of the well and/or piping system during maintenance or construction or improper well construction. There are four disinfection methods available for the private water system:
- Chlorination (simple chlorination, super chlorination and shock chlorination)
- Ultraviolet (UV) light
Taraba, Joseph L.; Ilvento, Thomas W.; and Heaton, Linda M., "Home Water Disinfection Methods" (1990). Agricultural Engineering Extension Updates. 29.