Perth has the same predictable bore water quality issues.
Use these questions to self-diagnose your bore water problem.
- Does your water taste salty or metallic?
- Do you struggle to keep your gardens and lawns healthy and vibrant?
- Do you have stains where your water sprays or leaks?
If you answered yes to any of the three questions above, then it is highly likely your bore water is untreated and has raw minerals in elevated concentrations.
Perth has two common bore water quality problems: salinity and iron staining.
You can solve your bore water quality problems with different types of bore water treatment systems. Earth & Water provides residential and commercial water treatment solutions tailored to your bore water mineral profile and your water’s end use.
Potable Water - Whole of House
Bore water is a great long term alternative to Water Corporations Scheme water.
Earth & Water designs and installs bore water treamtent solutions that produce healthy bore water with minerals at potable levels.
- Whole of house water treatment
- UV Treatment
- Filtration & Ionisation
Salt slowly kills plants by stopping them from absorbing nutrients and minerals. Salt encrusts leaves and infiltrates their root systems from below.
By making a few small changes you can completely change you water and soil chemistry resulting in healthy gardens and lawns.
- Water Conditioning & Ionisation
Hot spot suburbs across Perth have elevated levels of iron and calcium in their raw, untreated bore water. Together these minerals stain driveways, buildings and even vehicles.
Services & solutions:
- Stain removal
- Iron bore water treatment system
- Subsurface drip irrigation installation
Across Perth there are hotspot for naturally occuring water contaminants. Most are easily diagnosed;
Orange stained walls indicate too much iron.
Blue and green staining indicates copper.
Dying or wilting plants that are watered often indicate too much soil salinity.
Salty Water Treatment
If left untreated, plants wilt and die as salt builds up on their leaves and in their roots. A crust will form that stops plants absorbing nutrients that they need to grow and stay healthy.
Salt water is easily treatable as the problem only comes from two places. The ocean and river or from ground water. Unfortunately this is another of Perth’s common water issues that arises from being a coastal city.
We have fixed the problem of high salinity concentrations across Perth at many high profile coastal homes, schools and public areas.
Click through to o see our salt water solutions.
- A site visit is a prerequisite to any bore water treatment solution because it informs our design process. During the site consult we gather information such as:
- How you intend to use your water
- Where is the best location to install your bore water treatment system
- Preliminary water trialysis and occasionally soil testing
- We take water samples for external laboratory analysis and design your system based on your specific bore water mineral profile. This is an additional cost of $220.
- If you already have your bore water raw mineral profile, we can work with that.
- Other factors such as sprinkler staining and location, flow rate and water pressure are also recorded for design and quoting.
Bore Water TreatmentRemove 99% of Iron
- Suitable for hot spot suburbs with heavy iron staining where bore water is used only externally to irrigate lawns and gardens.
- This is the typical cost to install a comprehensive residential bore water treatment system.
- It is composed of three integral water treatment technologies:
- 1 x Standing Sand filter containing porous catalytic sand media
- 1 x Water Conditioning Unit that changes the ionic structure of your bore water at a molecular level
- 1 x Chlorine Dosing Unit that microdoses chlorine to target any refrom maining iron.
- It take approximately 10 working days to complete a full installation. This includes your site consult, waiting for your bore water test results to come back, design and finally intallation.
- Installation is a single day event.
- We return about three weeks later to inspect the installation and make minor adjustments to fine tune your new bore water treatment system.
Salt TreatmentUnlock hidden nutrients
Salt is common in bore water of properties close to the Swan River and pockets along the Swan Coastal Plain.
This is how much your average bore water treatment system is to mitigate plant wilting/deaths in Perth.
Earth & Water supply and install water conditioning units that change ionic structure of your bore water.
The outcome of this type of bore water treatment sytem is:
Increased nutrient uptake
Healthier gardens & lawns.
Reduced mineral scaling on leaves, buildings, paving and fences
Installation takes two days with a site visit on the first day and full installation the next day.
Perth’s Underground Water Source
Perth’s has three water aquifers. The Leederville and Yarragadee are not for residential bore use. These shallow, unconfined aquifers are the body of water that many homes bores are tapped into. The quality and quantity of the unconfined aquifer is variable; for example borewater in Mt Claremont has high levels of calcium and iron, borewater near the Swan River in Applecross is quite salty; while areas like Kensington has crystal clear borewater that you can easily use for drinking water (Potable Water).
Water Corporation maintains the mass provision of water across Perth under its Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS) Under this scheme water is taken from underground aquafiers, desalination plants and reservoirs, it is then treated with ultra violent light, filtration systems and mixed with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride.
Water Corporation treatment systems for your Scheme Water removes the bad impurities in the water AND the good nutrients.
Borewater enables residents to reduce their water bill if they use it for garden irrigation and control the nutrients in the water if consumed at home.
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