Jun 11, 2015 in Blog Articles

According to an article on Water Quality & Health website microbes’ propensity to attach to both living and inanimate surfaces improves their likelihood of survival and proliferation. They produce a sticky material that binds them together and anchors them to the surface forming dense, complex colonies of microorganisms known as biofilm.

The interiors of almost all water distribution systems eventually develop biofilms that may harbour pathogenic microbes and promote metal pipe corrosion, scaling and sediment buildup.