Coliform bacteria in Millersville water is not immediate threat

Allie Remis 


Routine water tests showed coliform bacteria present in Millersville University’s tap water. Two out of the twelve samples tested were found positive. This technically violates the drinking water standard which allows only one sample to be positive. Students were notified on April 12.

Traditional college students do not need to take any precautions including boiling water but anyone with a compromised immune system should consult their doctor.

This type of bacteria could be a sign of problems with water treatment but a followup test showed that no other more harmful types of bacteria like E. coli were present.

The water will continue to be tested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chief Water Operator, Glenn Henry, at