Usually passed on via faecal contamination, Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia are tiny parasites that can reproduce and get out of control in the intestines of humans and animals. These organisms are very tiny yet can cause a range of human health problems especially in older, immunosuppressed people and children. Symptoms of infection include severe diarrhea and usually require treatment with antibiotics.
While Acquasafe will kill 99% of bacteria and viruses such as E. coli you will need a 1 micron filter to remove Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Keeping your tank and gutters clean will also help but a more certain way to avoid this is to fit a Davey Filterpure filter system. A combined filter and UV system such as The Davey Aquashield Centurion or an all in one “plug and play” packaged pump and disinfection system such as the Davey Aquashield MAX. These packaged systems will neutralise bacteria and viruses and remove Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
Your Davey dealer can help you understand all the options.
In the meantime Acquasafe is a fast, easy and cost effective way to start.
Acquasafe protects your family for as little as $2 per thousand litres of tank water.