Derbyshire, SK23

The Problem

This installation was done at a new customer in the Peak District. The property had an existing system in when the house was purchased, but wasn’t functioning and wasn’t producing safe drinking water. This system was removed and a brand-new system was installed to provide clean safe drinking water for the customers property and also the holiday let.

The Solution

The new system comprises of sediment filtration to remove all the particulate down to 5um. This has an auto backwashing head installed to clean the filter regularly. This is followed by an Ion Exchange vessel. This is designed to remove the iron and manganese found in the raw water and also remove the hardness. This is then followed by a 20” cartridge filter to make sure no fine particulate can pass through the uv.

Other Remarks

The uv was already on site and after a new quartz and bulb, it was reinstalled to save the customer some money. The uv has an auto shut off system installed so the house and holiday let won’t get untreated water coming through if the uv light fails for any reason.

Useful Info

What is hard water and is it really a bad thing?

Hard water has high mineral content and is formed when water passes through limestone and chalk. This is a natural process and common throughout the country.

Hard drinking water may have health benefits, but over time it leads to limescale buildup on kettles, water heaters and other appliances. This can be a serious problem for industry. A quick indicator that you are in hard water area is that soap will not foam as readily as with soft water.

Water softening is used to reduce hard water’s effects.

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.