e coli in well after testing and impact on garden and soil

Asked August 14, 2019, 7:34 PM EDT

We just had our well tested. It showed a presence of e coli and coriform. We have installed a UV filter with additional filters for solid substances and charcoal. My questions are the following:
1.)Should I clear out and throw away my garden bed vegetables because of contamination.... this is heartbreaking as my garden is amazing?
2.) How do I test my garden bed soil for e coli?
3.) How do I get rid of the e-coli in my garden beds and soil if it present?
Many thanks for expert help!




Del Norte County California irrigation and water management

1 Response

Thank you for your question. We must refer you to your own county Extension office for help, as we lack resources in Oregon to be effective. Here is their webpage: http://cehumboldt.ucanr.edu/ Good luck!