What Filtration Can and Can Not Do
Understanding the Process, the Value and the Limitations of Water Filtration
What basic filters will remove:
Filtration alone, may not be the total solution to some water issues. For the more complex issues, filtration augmentation by UV lights or other available equipment would be required.
What Basic Filters Can't Remove
Fine particulate suspension.
Turbidity is a common issue in areas that are subject to major run-off affecting the reservoirs or other bodies of water that supply the local water system. Spring thaw, heavy rains, and the occasional landslide into these water supply bodies, can create substantial turbidity. Building construction and work performed on municipal water lines can also elevate turbidity levels.
In the past, in major metropolitan areas, turbidity has strained the public's access to clean water, not only at home where bottled water had to be brought in for days,and BOIL WATER advisories were in effect, but also in the foodservice industry, many of whose stores had to shut their doors for the lack of clean water for warewashing or beverage preparation.
The Drinking Water Guideline for Turbidity in most provinces of Canada is <1 NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit). With special test equipment NTU levels are measured by shining a light through a test tube and measuring the intensity of the light shining out the other side.
Without an effective water filtration system in place to clean up the appearance of the water, and protect against the potential diseases that could be present, stores shut their doors rather than face the prospect of incidence or outbreak which could be sourced to their stores, their equipment.
One could argue that the installation of such systems is more expensive than the installations of systems that do not meet the operational and safety thresholds during times of turbidity. However, the amount of money lost per hour, per day for the duration of a turbidity event can prove more costly than the safety and security of a more comprehensive system. It is a decision that needs to be made, options weighed, before a turbidity or BOIL WATER event occurs.
The amount of money lost in the fast food industry alone, over the period of a few days of 'turbidity', was staggering.
Contact Bevtech or your Bevtech Dealer to learn more about which systems best meet your needs and budget.
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Lee Saunders, President
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