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- Usually, upset stomach issues can be traced to bacterial contamination of the well water. A Total Coliform Bacteria test is the best place to start. This test is used as an indicator of contamination and includes pathogenic bacteria such as coli.
- Surface water protozoa Giardia and Cryptosporidium can cause stomach upset issues. If your well has been under the direct influence of surface water such as being submerged under water after a storm, or is a very shallow well with an above ground pump it would be a good idea to test of these two surface water protozoa.
- In some cases, other types of contamination such as excess chlorine, manganese, and other chemical contaminants can cause serious stomach and respiratory issues. It is best to talk to an expert at the Laboratory to determine the best testing course if you suspect this type of contamination.
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