Cryptosporidium in Water

Source of Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidium is a single-celled protozoan parasite. Outbreaks occur when water sources are contaminated with human feces. The parasite is highly resistant to chlorine disinfection. Water run-off from land and faulty septic systems are main routes of contamination of drinking water. Water sources include lakes, streams and wells.

 

Health Effects of Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidium infestations usually causes diarrhea. Other symptoms of infestation include loss of appetite, bloating, stomach cramps, nausea, muscle aches and low-grade fever.


How to Remove Cryptosporidium:  A Polaris Scientific Ultraviolet Disinfection System is recommended to counteract Cryptosporidium contamination. The Polaris system will kill the parasites as water passes through the UV radiation, rendering the water safe to consume. The Polaris UF system can be used on residential and commercial applications.