Residential & Rural

The importance of in-situ Legionella testing is becoming increasingly more relevant for all medical  and facilities and nursing homes.  Traditional laboratory testing  can deliver inaccurate results not to mention long delays before the results are known . Rapid Legionella testing can mitigate those risks and  by being able to  get the results within half an hour and hence immediately enable staff to take remedial action. More reasons below why traditional lab culture testing is loosing its relevance. Time's Up on Lab [...]

Many Australians rely on rainwater as their water supply for their daily needs. The general public perception is that rainwater is safe to drink. In most areas of Australia, the risk of illness arising from consumption is relatively low, providing it is visually clear, has little taste or smell and, importantly, the storage and collection of rainwater is via a well maintained tank and roof catchment system. Australian Households using rainwater. Source ABS 2010   This water may be used as if it [...]

The dangers lurking in dams, rivers and other untreated water supplies A large proportion of Australians rely on untreated or minimally treated water supplies for their daily water requirements. Recent events have highlighted the dangers of untreated water supplies, even when the water is not consumed. The dangers lurking in stagnant waters-Source: Wikipedia Rainwater that falls from the sky is perceived safe to drink and provides a false sense of security- the same applies to dams and rivers that may be located [...]

Buying a new water purifier or reverse osmosis system for your home can be simplified if you get in prepared with the necessary knowledge. Before buying a new unit consider this: 1.Any RO system should comprise of at least three pre-filter stages – one sediment pre-filter rated at 5 microns, and two granular activated carbon filters. The granular activated carbon filters should ideally be catalytic carbon to remove chloramines. 2. The pre-filters are an important part of your Reverse Osmosis Filter, [...]

What are Chloramines ? Most of us are familiar with chlorine, which is the disinfectant of choice in swimming pools  and also our public water supplies. Now, in the case of our drinking water supplies, it is being rapidly replaced by a substance called chloramine, a mix of chlorine and ammonia. The decline in the use of chlorine began with the relatively recent discovery of a group unsavoury and often deemed carcinogenic disinfection by-products called trihalomethanes (THMs) that are formed when [...]

Introducing our New Personal Ozone Health Protector Pacific Water Technology has launched a new product into the Australian Market- A personal battery operated ozone health protector for a wide range of potential applications. Pacific Water Technology, based in Brisbane is on the forefront of evolving ozone technology for personal and commercial applications. The German designed  Aquapure personal  ozone health protector  uses the natural cleaning powers of O3 or Ozone to both clean and disinfect your fridge and extend the shelf life of  your produce.  The  low [...]

You probably have heard about the benefits of minerals in alkaline water and the benefits of  alkaline water .  However,  you don't have to look too far to read about  negative publicity relating to  alkaline water . The negative  publicity  claims that your stomach fluids are acidic and you need the acidity to digest the food.  Others argue, that the amount of minerals in water can hardly make an impact  on the overall pH of your body.   The reality is [...]

Do you know what is in your water? An increasing amount of Australians are relying on private water supplies either to supplement their municipal water supplies, or entirely.   Some private water users may also alternate between different water sources like rain water and dam water.   With our more extreme weather we are forced to become more resourceful in using our water supplies irrespective of quality.   For all those not sure what is in the water, it is [...]

Pacific Water Technology has launched a range of alkaline water purifiers and RO water filters into the Australian market.   Also known as alkalisers, these alkaline water filters remove unwanted contaminants from your water and replace with  a healthy balance of minerals . These systems all ensure a healthy balance of minerals are added to the purified water whilst also providing a higher pH and increased buffering capacity.  High pH  alone is not sufficient to deliver healthy alkaline water- [...]

Activated Carbon Filters for pre-treatment in Reverse Osmosis Water Filters   Activated carbon filters are an intrinsic part in any residential or commercial reverse osmosis water filter.   Without activated carbon filters,  RO  membranes will rapidly deteriorate due to the presence of chlorine or chloramines in water supplies treated with secondary disinfection chemicals. To prevent oxidation on thin-film RO membranes, the feed water must be dechlorinated. Most membranes will have some chlorine tolerance before there is an observable decrease in salt rejection. [...]