23184 Fraser Highway, Langley  BC V2Z 2V1
604-534-1115   www.edspumps.com

FEBRUARY NewsletterFebruary 2011
In This Issue


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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Studies have shown that people drinking well water with low to moderately elevated levels of arsenic may lead to chronic health effects. A natural element found widely in the earth's crustarsenic occurs in various chemical forms. Arsenic is a carcinogen and is one of the many chemicals for which Health Canada has set guidelines.  A new guideline was set in 2006 at 0.010 milligrams per litre, and is continuing to be reviewed to reflect new treatment methods and new information on the health risks as they become available. The guideline is based on a lifetime exposure to arsenic from drinking water, and takes into consideration the ability to measure arsenic and to remove it from drinking water supplies.  

Some wells in our area exceed the guideline limit and well owners are encouraged to have their water tested. EDS has proven, cost effective methods for removing arsenic from drinking water. We would be pleased assist you with your water treatment needs.  


Please contact one of our qualified Water Treatment Specialists if you would like to discuss your water and possible treatment methods. 604-534-1115 


Dave Mellis


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.

Ask our staff to provide you a quote or you can actually try a unit out for FREE (some conditions apply). 


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Did you know?


A tap leaking one drop of water per second wastes

more than 25 L of water a day!

That's 9,000 Litres a year!


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Monthly Laugh

Kids answers to test questions.


"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water."


"Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water"


"Liter: A nest of young puppies."


"In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's."


"Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and south."


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