What would happen if we didn’t treat our water?

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What would happen if we didn’t treat our water?

Using untreated water from a private supply can pose a risk to health. While using mains water for manufacturing can sometimes lead to a multitude of operational issues that can be time-consuming and costly.

We know this because we’ve been designing water treatment plant and equipment for more than 25 years. We create systems for businesses within a whole host of industries, including pharmaceutical, automotive, chemical, glass and metal finishing.

Working with sub-standard water can:

  • Compromise output quality
  • Increase plant downtime
  • Decrease energy efficiency levels
  • Hike up operating costs

Hard water, for instance, contains hard mineral salts, or ‘scale’, that forms a concrete-like coating in hot water tanks and on heating elements. Fortunately, treating water, by removing these deposits using a process, such as ion exchange with a water softening plant, can prevent hardness build-up by softening the water.

It really does pay for businesses to treat their water

When businesses ask “what would happen if we didn’t treat our water?” the answer varies depending on what they produce. However, the common theme is that using untreated water within processes reduces the quality of their outputs.

For example, you may be a printing company who depends on the main components – paper, ink and water – to go about your daily work. Now, if you know that your water is the same consistent quality day in, day out, then you have one less area to focus your attention on.

But if your water isn’t treated, then this could lead to everything you produce not looking appealing, inaccuracies creeping in and countless quality control issues, as well as expensive re-runs.

Equally, you could be a mouthwash manufacturer, whose end product contains particles from the water you’re working with. In this case, your product doesn’t just fail to meet your in-house quality criteria, but industry standards too.

Treating water gives businesses greater control over the quality of their products

It’s amazing how many companies don’t realise that the state of their water can impact quality control. Many businesses aren’t aware just how much water treatment can enhance performance, enabling them to produce the best quality products.

Take one of our customers, a cosmetics and toiletry manufacturer, for instance. They used to use mains water to produce their products. However, they subsequently started manufacturing mouthwash, which meant the quality of their water needed to be of a higher standard than the tap water they’d always used. 

The company spotted particulates, such as rust, dirt and sand, forming in their mouthwash, so we installed a bespoke Reverse Osmosis (RO) unit. The end result: Higher quality and more efficient outputs. (For more about the ins and outs of RO, check out our blog, ‘How does RO work?’)

Do you want to know more about the benefits of using pure process water? For more insight on how our water treatment systems can help you improve product quality, contact us on 0113 232 0005 or sales@excelwater.co.uk.

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