The District offers water quality testing to Burnet County Residence, free of charge, on water from their groundwater wells within the District. The water is tested for Total Colifom Colonies and E. Coli (Fecal) Colonies. No Mineral Analysis are done by the District.
Analyses are performed in accordance with analytical methods approved by the EPA, Texas Water Development Board, the Hach Co., or Idexx Laboratories, Inc. CTGCD in-house analyses are not state-certified. The analysis results are intended to be representative of the water quality on the day of sampling only, and future samples from the same site may yield different results. While CTGCD has undertaken commercially reasonable efforts to provide accurate testing and analysis, no testing protocol is foolfproof. Accordingly, by accepting these results, the well owner acknowledges and agrees that CTGCD cannot guarantee the accuracy of its analysis.
Total Coliform organisms are widely found in nature, but are not common in groundwater. They do not generally cause disease, but their presence indicates the possibility of other pathogenic bacteria. The absence of total coliform in water is used as a basis of determining safe drinking water.
E. Coli (Fecal Coliform) presence indicates contamination from human or animal wastes with the possibility of accompanying enteric pathogens. Water should not be consumed until the well and water system have been disinfected and retested.