Water Filtration, Treatment & Recycle
Water quality is critical, not only for personal use around your home but also for commercial applications such as sports turf, food and beverage, council gardens and agriculture.
The degree of treatment and filtration will depend on the specific application, any standards that need to be met and the water source.
Think Water can provide solutions through the design, supply and installation of filtration systems. Anything from a whole-house system to larger agricultural installations for drip and other irrigation requirements.
Residential Tank Water
Where tank water is the main water source for your domestic water supply, the installation of first flush devices can have a big impact in reducing the amount of debris and contaminants finding their way into your tank from the roof catchment. During a rainfall event the first few millimeters of rainfall will collect the dust and other contaminants which have built up on your roof area. Depending on where you live, these contaminants may include agricultural chemicals from spray drift, fertiliser from soil and dust blowing about, animal and bird droppings to dead animals such as birds or possums which might have died on your roof.
Over time this debris builds up in your tank as sludge taking up space and will eventually have to be removed, which adds cost and time, not to mention the contaminants which build up in your water.
A first flush diverter helps remove the "first flush" from your roof entering the tank system. By adding a leaf eater to your downpipes leaves and other large debris will be flushed out before reaching your tank. The Youtube video below shows how the system comes together.
You can also check out the Rain Harvesting page for more information.
The next step is a whole-of-house 2-stage filter and UV filter to reduce pathogens and clean the water of odour and tiny suspended particles. For domestic situations, Think Water uses Puretec and Davey Water Products, such as the Hybrid H7 whole-of-house system from Puretec which incorporates both a 2-stage filter and a UV system to ensure safe water for your home.
These systems can be expanded for smaller commercial applications such as B&B's, hotels and cafes.
Agricultural Water Filtration
Once water for irrigation is sourced, water treatment is the important next step. This may involve filtration or the addition of fertiliser or chemicals. The reason filtration is important is to make sure the water for the end-use is more desirable. We, along with our preferred suppliers, see the benefit in agricultural water filtration in the form of pumping, dosing, disinfection and measurement solutions from one supplier to the other. We stock filtration brands like Grundfos and Puretec for your agricultural solution.
Industrial Water Filtration
Using an ultraviolet light along with filtration on your water is a rapid way to reduce the bacteria in your water. When bacteria and viruses are exposed to the UV light, they are incapable of reproducing and infecting, so it’s the quickest and safest way to leave your drinking water clean and fresh. One of our preferred suppliers, Puretec, supplies UV and filtration systems for your industrial application that are constructed with highly polished, stainless steel reactors and industrial grade enclosures, offering stable output in both hot and cold water applications.