How To Filter Bore Water For Drinking
July 26, 2021
A borewell, or a borehole, is a water source that is made from a well that is dug deep into the ground which taps into water-bearing rock or soil layers.
For some areas of Australia, borewells are the only way to access water.
If your home relies on bore water, there are some considerations you need to think about before you start drinking water you collect this way.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to know about before drinking bore water.
Why can’t I drink unfiltered bore water?
Bore water can get contaminated very easily, especially if you live near agricultural land or industrial land.
Contaminants such as fertilizers and industrial waste can easily seep into the groundwater, which can cause serious issues if they are ingested.
Therefore, bore water should be tested regularly and filtered to ensure that it is suitable for drinking or cooking.
How can you make bore water safe to drink?
If you rely on bore water for drinking and cooking, then you should, firstly, get your water tested by a professional.
If the results show that there are no contaminants in your water, it means that you can use that water safely for washing or bathing at the time of sampling.
Of course, water quality does fluctuate through the year and bacteria is one that can change quickly with serious health consequences. This is why we always recommend a minimum of sediment removal and disinfection regardless of a clear test result.
Ultraviolet (UV) sterilising is our preferred method as it is continuous, reliable and low maintenance. A UV system works to kill the bacteria in the water by penetrating through harmful pathogens and destroying bacteria.
Disinfecting your water with UV filtration is an effective, safe and environmentally friendly way to ensure that your water is safe to drink without taste or odour.
Do you need to filter your bore water?
If you live in an area in Coffs Harbour which uses bore water, you will want to do everything you can to ensure that your drinking water is safe.
To do so, you should install an effective water filtration system at your property that will work hard to ensure that your water is safe and pure without fail.
At North Coast Power & Water, we are experts when it comes to water filtration in Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region.
Our experienced team in Coffs Harbour will discuss your needs, check your water and work out the right filtration system for your family and your needs.
No matter your requirements, our dedicated team will help you find and install the highest quality filtration system, and now you can even order replacement filters online.
Contact our dedicated and expert team today if you would like to learn more and discuss the options available to you in more detail for water safety.