Originally Posted By: smcintire
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I did a test for E. coli and total Coliforms on a well. The state certified lab that I use only shows if present or not. This has always worked fine. I had a customer call back and tell me that the person treating the well wanted to retest the water so he could know what level the coliform was at before treating( total count). My question is, if the reults came back positive for Coliforms, why does it matter what the count is? Is there any level of coliforms that is acceptable? It is my undersatnding that all you need to know for treatment is that coliforms are present. I want to make sure that this client is not getting cheated out of $75.00 for a test that is not needed.