Cleaning Water: Making water safe at home, at work and in agriculture

Cleaning water for work

For any business using a reasonable volume of water – from a home-based bed and breakfast or guest house to an office block or factory production process – having their own private borehole is a proven cost-effective way to tap into nature’s free supply.

For commercial users requiring high volumes of water, it’s usually necessary to drill a test borehole to assess potential performance. The rate at which water can be abstracted depends on the subterranean aquifer system  – the rock deposit of rock containing water.

There are many reasons to drill for water; be it the rising cost of a mains water, remote distance from a mains water supply, or an unreliable or contaminated shallow well. Whatever the reason, WB+AD Morgan have the capacity and resources to service the requirement.

WB+AD Morgan have extensive experience of working with a wide cross-section of business customers, including public water supply companies, bottled water producers, brewers, food processors, golf courses and sports grounds, hospitals, laundries, farmers, and many more.

High volume users such as these not only benefit from major savings. Clean borehole water is a first necessity, but the safety of those in the work place – and of its visitors – must be ensured

Commercial water softeners are ideal for guest houses, restaurants, country homes, factories, offices and hospitals for example, while applications such as pre-softening feed water with a reverse osmosis unit has obvious benefits for schools, private estates, commercial growers, and food and drink producers.

In addition, installing a storage tank has distinct advantages over pumping directly from a borehole. Your borehole pump is at the heart of your system, and can be costly to replace. It is beneficial not to have this pump switching on and off every time there is demand. Instead it is better to pump your bore water to a tank – from which water is then delivered to via a tank pump.

Tank size is calculated according to your water requirements. If your system suddenly develops a problem, you either have to do without water until the system has been repaired, or switch back to mains water – if  it’s available.. With a tank you can continue using your water, and gain valuable time in which to have the problem fixed.

Suddenly finding yourself without water may be inconvenient in a home situation, but if you are pumping water for commercial use it could be a  business disaster.

Many golf courses and sports venues use an irrigation scheme. They may only be used for part of the year, but have to work effectively. Such systems may be old, and as they wear out problems occur. WD + AD Morgan offer professional solutions to failing or ageing systems. A site visit will assess the problem, and a borehole replacement provides an excellent solution.

Remember, you can save as much as 98% compared to a mains supply; have a constant  supply, even in droughts; no licence needed if supply is under 20,000 litres a day; and your borehole supply can be used to heat your premises (see ‘Ground water heating’ on www. findingwater.co.uk).

Many commercial, manufacturing and industrial processes use borehole water as a primary source in boilers and steam raising plant, cooling towers and plant cooling systems.

If left untreated, water in such systems can cause a number of problems leading to risks to safety and health, reduced efficiency, and increased costs. They may include the spread of harmful bacteria and biofilm, scale accumulation, corrosion, bio-fouling and the build-up of harmful solids. Treatment of such system water is vital if such problems are to be avoided.

Finally, as WD + AD Morgan chief executive Brian Morgan says:“There is confusion over the regulations that came out in 2010 and even more confusion over testing and treatments. We’ve been at the forefront of water safety for decades and can help homes and business stay safe”.