As the quality of bore water and other water sources become increasingly compromised, due to soil salinity and excessive mineralisation, Australians are faced with increasing water corrosion. This can lead to the deterioration of water pipe infrastructure and compromise the safety of the water we use for drinking, raising animals and growing crops. Read on to learn more about how corrosion works and how it can be prevented, using the Hydrosmart anti corrosion system.
Signs of Water Corrosion
Water which has metals and other substances leaching into it will have a distinctive bitter taste. You can also check for discolouration and blue-green stains on copper piping, water leaks in the floor or ceiling, and signs of degradation in metal piping. If you feel that your water supply is compromised, contact Hydrosmart to speak to our water treatment experts.
What is Water Corrosion?
While clean, pure water is hardly capable of corroding materials, while hard and saline water has the potential to corrode metal pipes commonly used in homes, farms and mining sites. The corrosive property of poor-quality water causes trace metals from pumps, piping, sprinklers, water mains and other equipment to leach into the water supply. Corrosion is caused by the oxidation-reduction process and can lead to the presence of toxic heavy metals in water. It also causes damage to plumbing and irrigation piping, leading to expensive repairs and replacements.
Metals such as copper and lead are known to be toxic and can cause gastrointestinal problems and damage to liver and kidneys over longer periods of exposure. Lead contamination is associated with physical and psychological development issues in children, and hypertension and kidney failure in adults.
How Does an Anti Corrosion System Help?
Some of the most common ways to make your water system anti corrosion is to install quality piping which will not leach metals and other substances into the water supply. The next step should be to install a water treatment system designed for anti-corrosion requirements, such as Hydrosmart’s hard water treatment systems.
Our water treatment systems use resonant frequencies to dissolve minerals present in highly saline or toxic water, breaking the bonds between them and making them far less likely to stick to the insides of pipes. The excess minerals are easily washed away, which restores the balance in the water, making it less corrosive and safer to use.
Anti Corrosion Water Treatment Systems in SA
Contact Hydrosmart today for expert solutions for water treatment. Our products require very little maintenance, use no additives or chemicals, and can treat water in mining sites, livestock farms, local council projects and more.