Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2
The water supply for a new build barn, is from a nearby stream. It contains sediment, iron, manganese, colour, earthy taste and a lot of bacteria.
We installed a submersible pump in the tank, which is 8m below the level of the property and 70m away from the filtration room.
A variable speed controller was installed to power the pump, which gives energy savings, plus improved flow rates and supply pressure.
Finally, a 45lpm UV is installed to eliminate the bacterial problem.
The water was tested a year after the system was installed. The system still works perfectly.
Manganese – why is this a problem?
Manganese is an essential nutrient in very small amounts but too much can potentially cause serious health issues such as toxicity to the nervous system and Parkinson’s-like symptoms – particularly in children, the elderly, and pregnant mothers.
Is iron in water bad?
Over time iron in your water supply can cause discolouration and even affect laundry and crockery. The water can taste metallic and can even be detected in coffee and tea etc. It can also darken drinks; food cooked in water containing iron can turn dark and may also absorb the metallic flavour.
What’s so special about UV?
UV (ultra-violet) filtration will kill harmful bacteria the water and because it involves no chemicals it presents no long-term dangers to health which arguably may be present with other methods.
Streams and surface waters are likely to be of poorer quality. The quality of surface waters may show a strong seasonal variability.