Cryptosporidium is a single-celled protozoan parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers, especially when the water is contaminated with sewage and animal waste.
Cryptosporidium can cause gastrointestinal illness (e.g., diarrhea, vomiting, cramps).
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS REQUIRED
Cryptosporidium levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Pathogens and Indicators in Drinking Water
- CDC - Parasites - Cryptosporidium (also known as "Crypto")