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Re: Drinking Pond Water

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Posted by Leslie on May 01, 2003 at 09:37:24 from (

In Reply to: Drinking Pond Water posted by Robert on May 01, 2003 at 08:39:18:

Just a side note, our son 24 yrs old just came down with camplyobacter from drinking water from a clear,cold spring. He was positive it was clean since there were no farms on either side nor animals pastured anywhere nearby-closest farm was over 1/2 mile away. He ended up in the hospital, had a 10 day stint of antibiotics and a $540 hospital bill. The county health department was notified since it can come from contaminated food at restaurants but the tests came back that it was the contaminated water from where poultry-in this case wild turkeys-had used the area around the spring as a toilet.
The gas,bloating,pain and bloody diarrhea were really bad. So just be careful if you plan on drinking it.
Maybe you could have it checked by a lab for any hazardous 'bugs'.

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