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General FAQ's

What is in drinking water taken from a borehole?

Some common problems with boreholes are - Low ph, Iron, Manganese, Arsenic, Alluminium, Sodium, Ammonium, Nitrates, Bacteria and Turbidity.

These contaminants can be harmful to health and the pipework throughout your home. The levels of each contaminant will effect the required treatment some needing removal some reduction. We are able to advise on the most suitable solution from your specific water test. Please email in your water test results for this free service.


What is in my drinking water taken from a mains supply?

Water from a mains supply normally contains chlorine which is at safe levels however it may cause and unpleasant taste and odour.


Why do I need to treat the water?

Some water quality issues make the untreated water undesirable to use because of general poor clarity, taste, colour or odour. Other issues can cause specific health issues (to humans and/or animals), cause damage to equipment and fittings, or if for use by the public may need to be treated simply to comply with water supply regulations.


What should the water test report include?

 Water tests are variable, but normally a detailed report should be obtained to include tests for any contaminants that would effect suitability for drinking water. Contaminants that exceed maximum levels for drinking water standards are normally highlighted by the testing company. Key issues we see and would ask levels for are:

  • Bacteria
  • pH level
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Hardness
  • Turbidity.

What type of equipment will I need? 

The size, number and type of units varies according to the information you give us about your water quality and usage. With any private water supply we generally suggest a suitable Ultraviolet unit if used for drinking water for protection against bacteria. Other filters range from small 10" cartridge filters, to large cylinder self backwashing units, for issues such as high Iron & Manganese.