Bacteria found in two SV water samples
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Nov 12, 2009 | 2954 views | 10 10 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two drinking water samples taken Sept. 15 by the Scotts Valley Water District tested positive for coliform bacteria, an indicator that there could be more harmful bacteria in the water, though later tests suggested an error might have caused the positive readings.

As soon as the bacteria turned up during routine testing, the district took six more samples at three places along the water source. All six turned up negative, which points to some kind of sampling error that resulted in the two positive tests, operations manager Bill O’Brian said.

“It can be a piece of spider web, improper sampling or anything that gets in there,” O’Brian said. “The fact is we don’t know (what caused it).”

Generally, coliform bacteria are not harmful, O’Brian said. Coliform bacteria are naturally found in the environment, but when detected, they are used as an indicator that other, more harmful bacteria, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, might be present.

In this case, no harmful bacteria were found.

The positive results appeared in two of 15 samples the district collected and sent to an independent lab in the month of September. When two or more positive samples appear, California Department of Health regulations say the district must notify its customers.

“When you’re doing this many samples, these things do happen,” O’Brian said.
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November 02, 2010
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Melissa Stone
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November 15, 2009
We can drive ourselves crazy checking everything for viruses or bacterias and all. To be in fear of it all, or we can all start to take care of ourselves and detox daily through exercise and sweating, paying attention to our bodies. It is much easier than worrying or always on your toes about what is being put in our bodies. We will never be able to rid the world of things that make us sick. The key is to live in balance with it... detox, exercise, meditate, avoid drama and eat well you will then be able to fight off all the harmful poisons.
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Bacteria is a big threat to our health. Well, sounds like we need to think and check the water we are drinking. right?

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Is it too late
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November 14, 2009
In order to fund the proposed $17 million dollar library they City council approved the borrowing of $2.5 million dollars from the Scotts Valley Waste Water Treatment Fund. Is it too late to get the money back.
Bend Dover
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November 14, 2009
Add Coliform Bacteria, allow more development, require conservation and penalize arbitary over use policies, then when water quality and use goes down raise the water rates.

That's the American way now days.



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