Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria that is commonly found in the intestines of humans and animals. If your tap water has E. coli inside, then this is the evidence of sewage or animal waste contamination.
This bacteria causes a number of food borne and waterborne diseases. The stains of the bacteria produce toxin in body. By drinking water that is contaminated with E. coli bacteria for long time, you will definitely suffer from severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, gastrointestinal distress, headaches and other problems.
If you get infected by this bacteria, symptoms can usually appear within 2 to 4 days, and sometimes can take up to 8 days. But you should protect yourself from getting infected first of all. As the old adage says prevention is better than cure, you should look for means to get rid of this harmful bacteria.
Needless to say, water purifier is the best solution to diminish this bacteria and making the water pure, potable and safe for consumption. Especially an RO water purifier purifies the water by passing it through a semipermeable membrane, using the water pressure.
So, drink only purified water. Even wash vegetables and cook with this water to stay protected. Keep E. coli from invading the water supply at your home and live a healthier life.