E.coli (Escherichia coli), is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines and those of animals (cattle and poultry). Most types of E.coli are harmless to us and are actually important for our internal gut flora. However, of concern to us are those strains of E.coli that are bad and dangerous to us. Meaning those that can cause diarrhoea if you eat contaminated food or drink “dirty” water.
Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and vital to human health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 241 Drinking Water Specification states the minimum requirements for potable water to be considered safe for human consumption.