E.coli IDEXX Method

    E.coli IDEXX Method


    IDEXX Method


    E.coli, also known as Escherichia coli, is a bacterium that is found in the intestines of warm blooded animals. E.coliis a good indicator of health risks in fresh water and is currently recommended for testing of E.coli instead of fecal coliform bacteria. 

    For the full procedure, check out the Utah Division of Water Quality Standard Operating Procedure for collecting and handling of Escherichia coli (E. coli) samples here. Simplified instructions for Utah Water Watch are in the tabs above.  

    Contact us (waterquality@usu.edu, 435-797-2580) if you numbers are above 400 MPN/CFU. Here is the health advisory flow chart for 2A and 2B waters.  

    For more information about the Utah Division of Water Quality E. coli monitoring, go here