Some boreholes and spring water results can come back with lots of different contaminants and some do come back with very little treatment required at all. So if you are using a lot of water it can be well worth the investment as the average return on investment is within 2 years and you will reap the rewards for years to come.
For companies with high production volumes the savings of water can be immense. Excel Water can treat this water to produce an almost limitless supply of clean fresh water which can be cleaned up for drinking or industrial process water.
The water quality from this type of water can vary from area to area and a detailed water analysis of the water is the first step before any recommendations can be made.
Accurate usage rates are essential too to ensure that the correct equipment is sized for the correct flow rate.
Treatment often includes adding oxygen (aeration) to the water as the first stage. Iron and Manganese can be an issue in certain areas but can be treated with the correct Iron removal media. Nitrates are often found around farming land and again can be removed with the correct treatment.
Even without bacteria being present after a water analysis an effective way of removing bacteria is essential as a minimum course of action.
Here at Excel Water, we have been treating borehole water for over 30 years and our team of experts will ensure be there to guide you through every step of this process.
The first step is to have a look at the geology of your region to ensure a borehole is viable and that water can be extracted. We work very closely with an experienced borehole drilling company who will advise on this and bring the water to the surface for you ready to be treated.
In some cases, a test borehole is needed. An extraction license may be needed depending on volume of water required but we can help you navigate this process.
Once this is completed we would arrange for a water analysis to be carried out and the results reviewed with our proposed system quoted based on your requirements.
A typical borehole system to treat 10,000 litres/hr can cost in the region of £60K-£80K but can vary depending on how much treatment the water needs and to what specification it must be treated to.
A borehole system should be serviced and tested at regular intervals to ensure that the equipment is operating correctly and any preventative maintenance issues are addressed.
There are various contaminants that can be found in borehole and private supplies. In the UK the most common ones are Iron and Manganese due to the geology of the area but we also frequently see high conductivity, organics and sediment and occasionally sulphate but there is many more. They can all be removed effectively with the correct treatment.