What is UV?

What is UV?

UV Disinfection is the approved method for getting rid of harmful bacteria from borehole, stream or spring water. UV will not alter the taste of your water or remove any of its healthy minerals.

What are the risks associated with drinking un-filtered spring water?

What are the risks associated with drinking un-filtered spring water?

Diarrhea, stomach cramp, high temperature, nausea, headaches and drowsiness are some of the symptoms that can develop after drinking contaminated water. The worst cases can result in kidney failure. The most recent research into private water supplies (Risebro 2012) confirms that over 50% of private water supplies pose a significant health risk. The research identified an incidence of diarrhoea 5 times higher than normal. Children under 10 years old and visitors are most at risk of becoming ill from drinking water from a private water supply. The findings apply equally to springs and boreholes.

Private water supply water testing in Calderdale and the North of England

We have received a letter from the Council saying that we have coliforms in the water, what does it mean?

We have received a letter from the Council saying that we have coliforms in the water, what does it mean?

E.coli and Coliforms are “Indicators” which means they provide evidence that harmful contaminants are getting into the water. E.coli (0157) can, and does seriously harm people, however other viruses are just as lethal e.g. Cryptosporidium. A failed water test is a clear indicator that you need to do something about your drinking water and that there is a risk to public health – that is why the Environmental Health Department will have sent you a letter, suggesting you take steps to make improvements.

New Private Water Supply Regulations – pdf »
– what do they mean for owners and consumers?

 

Why should we treat our spring water if we only drink bottled water?

Why should we treat our spring water if we only drink bottled water?

Using bottled water as the main drinking supply to the house can be very costly. (in some instances, litre per litre, branded bottled water can be as expensive as petrol). Unlike drinking spring water, buying bottled water is not very environmentally friendly. On the whole, filtered spring water will taste better than bottled water. In part this is due to spring water being well aerated (contains elevated levels of oxygen) and a low pH adds a natural sweetness to water.

As part of the property search, potential buyers are often alerted to the dangers of drinking untreated water

As part of the property search, potential buyers are often alerted to the dangers of drinking untreated water

I don’t want my spring water tasting like town water. Does filtering water alter its taste?

I don’t want my spring water tasting like town water. Does filtering water alter its taste?

When people complain about the taste of “town water” they are normally referring to the taste imparted by chlorine (the same chemical used to treat swimming pools) used by the water companies. Chlorine is very rarely used to treat spring or borehole water, the system of choice being UV Disinfection. UV gets rid of all harmful bacteria without altering the taste of the water or removing any of its healthy minerals.

In the event of a fault, the UV TAG will fail to safe, shutting off the water if required and then sending an alarm message via telemetry

In the event of a fault, the UV TAG will fail to safe, shutting off the water if required and then sending an alarm message via telemetry