HEALTH ADVISORY - ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Pathogens and Indicators in Drinking Water
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality
- Water Systems Council - wellcare® information for you about Turbidity in Drinking Water