TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR WELL
Protecting the Well Head & Well Caps
Know what kind of well you have and its location on your property.
Knowing the type of well that you have (drilled, driven or dug) can help you understand its potential risk for exposure to contaminants. Location is important and is dictated by local regulations. A key factor in this decision is proximity to any potential source of contamination. As a homeowner, you can help protect your drinking water by reducing exposure to harmful practices near your well.
Prevent water from pooling around the well.
Divert water away from the well to prevent the pooling around the wellhead. Surface waters have the potential for harboring contaminants which could enter your well if the well casing is cracked or compromised or if the well cap is not properly sealed. Water pooling around the wellhead can also lead to flooding of the well, which can cause problems with bacterial contamination and turbidity.
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The TrojanUVMax IHS12-D4 comes equipped with a UV and filters to provide an easy-to-choose, install and maintain solution for all your drinking water needs.
This system is cULus listed and is equipped with filters to remove sediment, improve taste and remove odours from the water. Supported by VIQUA's Reference Card to quickly answer common questions and a lamp counter to remind you when to change the lamp.
Please contact one of our qualified Water Treatment Specialists if you would like to discuss your water and possible treatment methods. 604-534-1115
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We are thinking of putting in a new drive system for our pressure system. What do you recommend?
Drive systems, or Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) for those of you not familiar with the term , are electronic control devices used to control the operation of pumps, motors, fans and many other devices. By controlling the speed of the motor you can vary the quantity or pressure of water being
used. The benefits are energy savings, longer motor life, constant flow or pressure and several other key advantages. The analogy of driving a car can be used to illustrate this. We need to obey traffic signs and road conditions and so cars are made with a brake pedal and an accelerator. When we need more speed, we step on the accelerator and when we slow down we use the brake. This is also how we maintain a constant speed under different road conditions such as climbing hills and negotiating turns. The VFD is the electronic device that does the same thing for a pump. If you want constant pressure it will speed up or slow down the pump to meet the use. So if you need to fill your pitcher of water it adjusts the speed of the pump to do that small job. If you need a large amount of water to irrigate with it speeds the pump up to meet the high water demand. So a VFD will regulate the operation of a pump by adjusting its speed instead of the traditional control which is either full on or off thus saving energy and money. In addition, most VFD's have built in capabilities to protect the pump in a variety of ways such as overload, undercurrent, low water, no water, short circuits, to name a few. Most pump systems can be easily retrofitted with this device and the payback in energy savings alone could be a very short period.
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