Have any questions about our company or our systems? Hope these answers help!
Ozone?. . . . you’re kidding me, right?
Nope – let me explain. Originally discovered as an extremely strong oxidizer over 100 years ago, ozone water treatment technology systems have been in use for a long time now, originally more common in Europe but now recently over the last 10 to 15 years have been making their way onto North American farms. Actually, most major cities in North America have moved to ozone as the major treatment method for their cities.
Because of the push to move away from chlorine and other harmful chemicals to treat your water (due to their harmful disinfection by-products, or DBP’s) ozone is now understood to be one of the best ways to look after most of your contamination removal needs. It’s actually a much stronger oxidizer than what you find in chemicals like chlorine for example, as in hundreds of times stronger.
Can you explain the ozone thing a bit better to me??
Ozone is an oxidant. Sometimes called “activated oxygen”, or “triatomic oxygen”, ozone (O3), contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful oxidant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses, odors etc. We build this ozone on-site from the ambient air in and around your system, inject that ozone into your water and allow it time to oxidize (destroy) all unhealthy contaminants in your water and then send that water to filtration. This is a totally natural method of treating your water to the industry’s highest standards and you don’t have to worry about on-going chemical costs or chemical DBP’s.
What contaminants does it take out?
Here’s just a few of the more common contaminants that our systems are dealing with day in and day out on an on-going basis:
Over 99% elimination of bacteria, viruses, iron, manganese, coliforms, E-coli, cysts, sulfur (H2S), giardia, crypto, chemicals, medications, algae, taste, and much more
I’ve seen UV before, but do they work in large water volume applications?
Like Ozone, UV has been an effective treatment option for a long time now. As the technology has improved UV now works very well in a secondary disinfection application. Unlike Ozone one of the issues UV has is that the water actually needs to be quite clean before it can be 100% effective, so we make sure we filter it properly pre UV. In situations where we are treating very bad water we will likely opt for Ozone but in situations where water is fairly clean and all we have to look after is small E.coli or Coliform counts, we will certainly be able to fit you into an affordable UV system.
What happens if your systems break down?
We have been installing and servicing our systems for quite a few years now. As with most types of equipment, there are components that get tired and eventually need to be replaced. One thing that we have come up with to help keep the systems run at peak performance is a service plan that allows us to get our eyes on the systems a few times a year, we have found that this helps you get the biggest bang for your buck.
One thing to mention here is that with all costs associated with our systems over the years, some of our farm’s are paying less than a buck to disinfect and filter 1000 gallons of water on average and that even includes the service plan stuff to boot!
I see a lot of dairy on your site, what’s up?
Yes, you’re correct, that’s because until just recently we operated only in the dairy industry (Water4Dairy). But due to interest from other agricultural sectors such as poultry, equine and swine, we have decided that we should support those important farm’s as well.
Is buying an ozone system cheaper than using chemicals?
Upfront costs are higher but because you are now making your oxidizer from the air over a short period of time those costs per gallon treated go way down, compared to chemicals users. Remember, this is an all natural, healthier way to treat your water and once you have it installed you’re simply and affordably building your high quality oxidized from the air.
I see you have liquid ozone?? what’s that all about?
Yes, since 2019 we’ve been offering a brand new product that has just recently been available for us. This is a chemical that mimics ozone almost to a tee, it’s a product that neutralizes contaminants in a very similar fashion as ozone and gives very minimal by-products. This product will bring your orp (oxidation reduction potential) up to around 650 – 750. It’s also able to give you a disinfection residual for down stream treatment which is an added bonus. It’s safe to handle and a totally awesome product to use for those who want a chemical to look after their water treatment needs.
I’m a bit interested, what are the next steps?
Well, that’s easy, just give us a shout via email or phone and we will try to support you as best we can. The way it works is that if you want to see if our systems will work for you we generally need to get an understanding of what your water issues are, so we usually come on site and retrieve a water sample. We take that to an accredited independent lab for analysis and wait approximately a week to get that data back. Once we get the analysis we are able to see if your water contaminants are a fit for our system. If so, we find out your desired water volumes and plunk the numbers from the lab into our fancy ozone oxidation calculator. Then we spec a system from those numbers and quote you a price.
Any other questions? just give us a shout