Bore Water Treatment Systems and How Hydrosmart Helps
- Water quality issues: Bore water can contain high levels of minerals and salts, which can accumulate in the irrigation system over time and cause damage and lead to reduced water flow and pressure, which can affect the system’s efficiency and performance.
- Corrosion and rust: Bore water can also contain high levels of iron and other minerals. corrosion and rust in the irrigation system. This can lead to leaks and other damage to the system which can impact its longevity and performance.
- Clogging: Bore water can contain sediment, minerals and other debris that can clog the irrigation system, particularly the nozzles and filters. This can reduce the system’s efficiency and performance and may require regular maintenance and cleaning. Minerals like Calcium and Magnesium can oxidise and form a solid scale which can cause blockage of pipework, sieves and drop hoses.
- Water scarcity: In some areas of Australia, bore water may be the only available source of irrigation water. However, bore water supplies can be limited, particularly during periods of drought or when other users are also drawing from the same aquifer. This can impact the availability and reliability of the irrigation system.
- Water regulations: In some areas of Australia, water use is subject to strict regulations and allocations. Farmers may need to obtain permits or licenses to use bore water for irrigation and may be subject to restrictions on the amount and timing of water use. This can impact the productivity and profitability of the farming operation and may require careful management of the irrigation system.
- High salt content: Bore water can have a high concentration of salts, which can accumulate in the soil and negatively affect plant growth. This can lead to reduced yields and poor crop quality.
- Contamination: Bore water can become contaminated with chemicals, heavy metals, or other pollutants, which can be harmful to crops and the environment. This can also lead to health risks for people who consume the crops.
- pH imbalance: Bore water can have a high or low pH, which can affect the availability of nutrients to plants. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, which can negatively impact plant growth and yield.
- Algal blooms: Bore water can sometimes contain nutrients that promote the growth of algae. This can cause irrigation systems to clog, reduce the efficiency of the system, and negatively impact water quality.
Overall, the problems caused by mineralised bore water can have significant economic and environmental impacts and it is important for farmers and businesses to carefully monitor and manage their water sources to minimize these issues. This can be done through proper bore water treatment systems.