To much e-coli bacteria in the water, what to do?

UV Water Treatment System

UV Light Water Treatment System

When we have a loan involved with the purchase of the property, the lender usually requires the water to be tested for various contaminates.   Often the owner/seller will “shock the well” prior to an independent party taking the water sample for testing in a local lab.  In the past, we’ve hit challenges with to much lead in the water occasionally and had to put on a filter to remove lead from the drinking water.  This year several home sales I’ve been involved with tested high for e-coli bacteria.  What to do when the e-coli bacteria count exceeds the acceptable level?

Several sellers contracted with Intrastate Service Company to install a UV Light water treatment system that removes the e-coli challenge.  I just got back from checking on an installation with a seller.  It’s a pretty neat solution (see photo) that allows the transaction (sale) to move forward.

As I keep encounter new challenges, I’ll share the solutions we discover.  If you have questions or challenges, please share comments so we can all learn by working towards solutions.

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through
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