OKLINE filters

Effectiveness of OKLINE germ filters

Here is a non-exhaustive list of pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria that may be present in mains water:

Pathogenic bacteria

  1. Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  2. Salmonella spp.
  3. Campylobacter jejuni
  4. Vibrio cholerae (choléra)
  5. Legionella pneumophila (legionellosis)
  6. Shigella spp.
  7. Yersinia enterocolitica
  8. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  9. Clostridium perfringens
  10. Staphylococcus aureus

Non-pathogenic bacteria

  1. Bacillus spp.
  2. Enterococcus spp.
  3. Acinetobacter spp.
  4. Lactobacillus spp.
  5. Micrococcus spp.
  6. Pseudomonas fluorescens
  7. Serratia marcescens
  8. Stenotrophomonas
  9. maltophilia
  10. Aeromonas spp.
    Alcaligenes spp.

It’s important to note that the presence of these bacteria in mains water depends on many factors, such as the quality of the water supply, water treatment, distribution network maintenance and other environmental factors. In most cases, water supply authorities strive to maintain high standards of water quality by carrying out regular tests and taking measures to prevent bacterial contamination.

Bacteria smaller than 0.1 microns are generally referred to as “ultramicroscopic bacteria”. These bacteria are extremely small and can pass through traditional water purification filters. Here are some examples of ultramicroscopic bacteria:

  1. Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  2. Chlamydia trachomatis
  3. Rickettsia prowazekii
  4. Coxiella burnetii
  5. Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  6. Ehrlichia chaffeensis