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Tank Water Filters will improve the quality of water from rainwater tanks. Tank water filters will remove suspended particles, environmental chemicals and organic tannins.
Tank water filters however, will not make rainwater safe for human consumption. Rainwater is a great alternative to chemically treated mains water, and for many rural homes it is the only source of water available. However, rain water collected in water tanks also poses serious health risks due to bacterial contamination.
Tank Water Filters with UV disinfection for clean healthy and safe water from rainwater tanks.
Rainwater Tank Filters in combination with UV Systems provide continuous assurance of high quality safe drinking water for the home.
UV water sterilisation systems require relatively low maintenance and have the advantage of not involving tank water treatment with chemicals. Tank Water Filters should be installed along with a UV system for reliable water disinfection.
Tank water should never be treated chemically if used for human consumption.
Water treatment chemicals such as chlorine for example, combines with organic matter in water tanks and produces hundreds of other hazardous chemicals such as Trihalomethanes (THM), which are known to be carcinogenic.
Overwhelming evidence suggests that Trihalomethanes are also the prime causative agents of arteriosclerosis, heart attack and stroke. Trihalomethanes are created when chlorine added to water reacts with organic matter such as leaves, twigs and organic sediment.
Tank Water contains a range of microorganisms from various sources. Pathogens include types of bacteria, viruses and protozoa. The safety of tank water will depend on the method used to eliminate that threat. Whole House Tank Water Filters with UV Systems or water filters with UV combinations are the most reliable filtration method to make tank water safe to consume. UV Water Treatment Systems go to this page
Microorganisms in water tanks may present a threat to your health!
Tank rainwater can contain organisms referred to as opportunistic pathogens and viruses and immune compromising organisms. Most domestic rainwater tanks are installed above ground and collect run-off from roofs via guttering. Likely sources of enteric pathogens include faecal material (droppings) deposited by birds, lizards, mice, rats, possums and other animals dead animals and insects, either in gutters or in the tank itself.
Legionella is a common environmental organism which survives and grows in sludges and slimes. Risks of waterborne legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever) are typically associated with amplification in water with temperatures between 25°C and 50°C (WHO 2007). Above ground rainwater tanks have been identified as a potential source of Legionella because they tend to accumulate sludges and in Australian summers are likely to have water temperatures between 25°C and 50°C.
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When you purchase a UV System from us, you can be assured that the size of your UV system has been calculated using all factors involved which are necessary for an affective UV dose, such as the quality of your water, exposure time, UV transmittance and intensity.
WE OFFER IN-HOUSE UV TRANSMITTANCE (UVT) TESTING OF YOUR WATER TO ENSURE CORRECT SIZING OF YOUR UV SYSTEM
By sending us a water sample of 50 ml, we conduct a free test of your water’s UV Transmittance (UVT).
Water sourced from rainwater tanks, bores, private dams, rivers, creeks, lakes, may look clear but have a high content of organic chemicals and suspended particles not visible to the eye, which would affect UVT.
IMPORTANCE OF UVT EXPLAINED click here
WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION GOLD SEAL CERTIFICATION
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Australian Government Report: TANK WATER MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES
NSW Government Report: TREATMENT OF RAINTANK WATER WITH FILTRATION & UV TO ELIMINATE HEALTH RISKS
Organic tannins can be removed with our Organic Conditioners.
This Filter uses Special Organic Scavenger Resins that remove tannins
and other organics from the water.
If the water is only lightly coloured, an automatic backwash filter
charged with a specific type of activated carbon may be sufficient.
Sending us a water sample for testing is the first step in resolving the problem.
UV Systems should be incorporated with tank water filtration, for more information click here
Treating tank water with UV systems reduce health risks NSW Government Report
With a fast & efficient delivery system, we are able to supply our water filtration systems and water treatment systems across NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, WA, NT, including: Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Townsville, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart Tasmania, Adelaide, Perth, Regional and Rural Australia and the South Pacific region.