21 Jul Keeping Your Fairfield Idaho Water System Free from Viruses
Keeping the water in your Fairfield, Idaho home clean and safe to use requires ensuring it is free from contaminants. Viruses are among the many different types of contaminants that can negative impact your water. The following are some of the most common types of waterborne viruses that can contaminate drinking water.
Also known as the Norwalk virus, Norovirus spreads through food and water. The virus can also be passed from person to person. The highly contagious virus is not affected by disinfectant hand gels and it only takes a few of the virus to make a person sick. Symptoms include projectile vomiting, watery diarrhea and cramps, low fever, muscle aches, chills and headaches. Some people may carry the virus without showing any symptoms, but can still infect others.
Rotavirus causes around half a million deaths each year among children 5 and under around the world. Symptoms in adults include fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, vomiting and watery diarrhea. The illness can be life threatening if fluids and electrolytes are not properly replaced.
Hepatitis A is mostly a problem in countries with poor sanitation. Symptoms include reduced appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches and jaundice. In rare cases, it can cause enough liver damage to lead to death.
Removing these viruses from your water requires installing a purifier, but the best course of action is to simply drill the well in an area that is not likely to be affected by these bacteria. The area where your Fairfield, Idaho water system is installed should remain free and clear of items that could lead to viral contamination of your water. A properly installed well water system combined with a water softening system will ensure your water is free from viruses as well as other contaminants that can cause issues with your water. Contact Pump Services Idaho to learn more about your options.