Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Bacteria in Drinking Water

Bulletin 795


Water-borne diseases are too commonly mistaken for the flu or food poisoning. This bulletin provides valuable information on bacteria, contaminated drinking water, how to sample for bacteria, and details the shock chlorination process. Also, the publication provides disinfection methods and describes two types of chlorinators that can be used in the home.

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Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Ag. Adm. and Director, OSU Extension.

TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-6181



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