Eco-Friendly Hard Water Treatment Solutions in Australia
The diverse soils and wide range of temperatures throughout Australia means that wine growers can find the ideal conditions to grow whatever types of grapes the desire.
However, the Australian climate also poses challenges for the viticulture industry. Many wine growers must rely on a supply of hard groundwater for their vineyards. Using hard water in a vineyard can result in high levels of minerals in the soil and raised pH levels. This causes a distinct lack of growth in the vines and results in sub-quality wine. Hard water also causes mineral deposits to build-up in irrigation pipes which results in blockages in drippers, filters, and spray nozzles.
Traditional methods of treating hard water use harsh chemicals and acids which then end up polluting the soil. For this reason, controlling scale formation without chemicals is crucial for many wine growers.
The Hydrosmart Difference
Hydrosmart offers the viticulture industry eco-friendly hard water treatment solutions. Hydrosmart systems provide optimal water desalination and scale removal without the use of chemicals and without damaging the environment.
By using computer generated ULF and VLF radio frequencies, Hydrosmart stops mineral bonds from forming. This process reduces the size of mineral particles and turns scale into nutrients that are beneficial for plants and livestock. Hydrosmart systems allow farmers to rear healthy livestock on poor quality bore water and allow wine growers to grow healthy vines in saline water.
Because Hydrosmart systems dissolve better than nature intended, they provide a significant growth advantage for vines and crops grown under the treatment.
Real-World Examples of Water Treatment in Action
The Tablegrape Vineyards in Cunnamulla, QLD were dealing with high levels of potassium and zinc in their soil and visible build-ups of calcium carbonate in the drip emitters and hydraulic tubing of their irrigation systems. By using a Hydrosmart unit to treat the water they use for foliar spray applications and irrigation, the vineyard was able to overcome these issues and utilise bore and river water to produce healthier, hardier vines and grapes.
Hydrosmart systems have also been used in California to help a winery resolve issues with scale build-ups and increase the efficiency of their heat exchanger.
If you need scale removal and water desalination, visit the Hydrosmart website and see why we are Australia’s leading water softening equipment supplier!