Hello from Snowy Nova Scotia,
This week we were called out to do regular water testing at a café in a rural Nova Scotian town. Nova Scotia Department of Environment does a great job at keeping an eye on all public water supplies and requires regular microbiology and chemical testing. In this particular situation the results were all clear, however that is not always the case.
E.Coli or Fecal bacteria is something that we come across way more often than we want to. It is an invisible poison that is undetectable to the human eye. It could be caused by decaying vegetation, vermin or even septic leaching.
Regular testing will determine a positive test but it’s not practical or cost effective to test your water daily to make sure that you have no contamination.
UV technology is a safe, environmentally friendly alternative to primary disinfection, free of harmful by-products that come with chemical disinfectants. Although chlorine can be used to combat certain bacteria in water, it does not have the power to effectively treat the more harmful bacteria sometimes found in water. In addition, ultraviolet technology destroys waterborne contaminants that chemicals leave behind.
Want to get your water tested, have specific questions or want to know more information about this? Please drop into our location or book an appointment with one of our specialist.
Have a great weekend!
The Water Shed Team