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Is Water Recycling an Option?

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water treatmentMost people in the UK would probably be surprised to learn that water scarcity is a real worry. This is due to the growth of the population and the result of climate change. A survey entitled ‘the Great British Rain Paradox, found that out of 2,000 Brits, 73% felt that there is enough water in the UK to meet all daily demands. Consumption of water is low on the list of environmental concerns for most, who are blissfully unaware of the real issues.

Water shortages are a real risk in some parts of the UK, while other areas of the country face a high risk of drought. The Committee on Climate Change has estimated that demand for water in England will exceed supply by between 1.1 billion and 3.1 billion litres per day by the 2050s. This will of course depend on the extent of climate change and population growth

Many feel that water recycling may be a viable option, and one company in Somerset has already launched its grey water treatment system. The all-in-one, skid-mounted, pre-fabricated system can be retrofitted into older buildings, even where there is not much space. SDS Water Infrastructure Systems say their system is ideal for smaller developments like residential and commercial buildings and hotels. This low maintenance, on-demand, automated recycling system has already been installed at the Premier Inn in Faversham, Kent.

The new technology offers a compact and cost effective water treatment solution measuring 800mm wide x 600mm deep x 1,800mm high. Its compact design allows it to easily fit through standard doorways. It can produce a flow of up to 1m3 per hour, and supplies treated water predominantly for toilet flushing. It has a two stage process using cartridge filters followed by nanofiltration. A high level of water quality is achieved by automatic backwash cleaning and intelligent chlorine dosing using dry block calcium hypochlorite.

Water treatment specialists Brookshaw Stuart, based in Halifax, offer precision built water treatment plants. They have ongoing contracts with companies such as Yorkshire Water, and supply systems which are reliable and fit for purpose.

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