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London 2012 Olympics are Greenest Games Ever

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

The London 2012 Olympics is calling itself the ‘greenest games ever’ after it emerged that the athletes are using recycled water.

In an effort to cut the water usage at Olympic Park by more than half, the water that is used to water plants and flush toilets is all recycled. A special purpose built system is turning sewage into pure water and so massively cutting down on resources and energy costs.

In stark contrast to the Beijing Games, London has had to make some large cost concessions due to the economic recession that has since gripped the world.

The main source for water in Olympic Park is the £7 million Old Ford Blackwater recycling plant. Having cost Thames Water £7 million to set up, it produces 574,000 litres of non-potable water a day from north London sewage.

Recycled water at Olympic Park

Could London 2012 be the greenest games ever?

That is enough for 80,000 toilet flushes, and enough to sustain the Olympic athletes. It is also using a dual supply network to avoid using intensively treated drinking water where it is not needed.

The head of innovation for Thames Water, Rupert Kruger, said: “It is amazing to think the elite athletes of the world are using recycled sewage, sent down U-bends at homes in north London just a day or so earlier, to flush loos at the greatest sporting event on earth.”

Meanwhile the UK water minister Richard Benyon said such water treatment projects had a crucial role to play in creating the greenest games ever. By using blackwater, which is safely recycled, the Old Ford plant is only using fresh water where it is absolutely necessary and creating a sustainable water supply for the future.

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Pharmaceuticals and Drinking Water

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The pharmaceutical industry contributes around £8.4 billion to the UK economy but there are potential health side effects which go unaccounted for.

A 100 page statement commissioned by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) in 2008 revealed that pharmaceuticals are finding their way into the water supply despite extensive water purification treatment.

These drugs include tiny traces of cancer treatment drugs and birth control drugs among many other active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The report observed: “The observed concentrations of pharmaceuticals in raw waste water indicate that the major source of pharmaceuticals to the environment is via sewage treatment works effluent.
“Drinking water treatment works use a wider and technically more advanced range of processes, but again these are not specifically designed to remove pharmaceuticals and several compounds have been reported in drinking water.”

pharmaceuticals in drinking water

Are pharmaceuticals finding their way into drinking water?

Since then a more recent 2010 report has defined the risk to the populace as negligible.

“All of the research and monitoring by water companies means that the public can be confident that pharmaceutical residues such as components of the birth control pill are not present in tap water.”

As yet extensive studies have been unable to prove, one way or another, that such small quantities of these drugs have any affect when ingested. However studies of fish have proved another matter with the drug lincomycin found to act as a mutagen, actually changing the genes within microscopic aquatic life including algae, bacteria and fish.

If you are worried about the quality of your drinking water, book a free water test with Aquatec today. We have a water purification process which is unique to the brand and creates water so pure that even a new born baby could drink it.

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Water the Most Prized Commodity

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Gradually water is becoming one of the most prized commodities on earth.

The water purification industry in the US alone was worth $170 billion in 2010.

It is staggering to think that there are currently more people in the world who have mobile phones than have access to clean drinking water.

In fact the dual threats of climate change and water contamination (due to chemicals created by industry and improper sewage disposal) are combining to drive up the price of water and water purification.

water purification industry

Water bills are constantly rising, and the bottled water market is booming, even despite the disproportionate environmental cost of creating a bottle that is used for a few hours, but lasts for a few hundred years. In fact plastic does eventually break up in warm ocean water, but it only breaks up into chemicals and toxins that are harmful to both humans and animals.

And the problem is only going to get worse with the world’s population expected to grow uncontrollably over the next few decades. Between 1999 and 2011 the population increased by one billion people.

So we must plan to conserve energy and water in every way possible and one of the best ways to make your water do more for you is to purify it. Purified water is more efficient for washing, and healthier for cooking and drinking.

If you are worried about the quality of the water coming out of your taps, or you live in an area of hard water, contact the water purification experts at Aquatec today and see how a free water test could benefit you and your family.

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British Beach Loses Blue Flag Status

Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

A British beach has lost its Blue Flag status after failing to meet the European quality standards for clean water.

Levern Beach in Kingdom Bay, Fife, had been flying the Blue Flag which is a voluntary eco-label awarded to approximately 3,650 beaches around the world.

However the latest round of testing found that the Scottish beach had unacceptably high levels of bacteria in the water, meaning that it no longer passed the Blue Flag certification, which is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education.

Blue Flag, Levern beach

Levern beach has temporarily lost its Blue Flag status due to contaminated water.

It is thought that the heavy rains which have dogged the UK recently may have caused rivers or sewage systems to overflow, which is the main cause of water contamination in the UK.

The news is disappointing to both locals and tourists as Leven Beach was a popular destination for UK holidays. Especially as a Fife councilman stated that the water quality was actually back to its best, but the Blue Flag regulations meant that it would have to wait to regain the award.

Meanwhile Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Our beach passed 32 strict criteria this year, but unfortunately the Blue Flag has had to be withdrawn. We are still pleased that Leven will continue to be managed according to Seaside Award standards, allowing visitors to access up-to-date information about the water quality.

He added: “We would urge people to keep visiting the beach and to check the most recent water quality test results on the information boards or online.”

If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water following recent heavy rains, contact Aquatec UK and get a pure water test carried out in your home. We have nearly 20 years of experience in supplying home water purifiers to protect you and your family.

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San Francisco Implements Water Purification Scheme

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The city of San Francisco will implement a revolutionary ecological scheme by creating water bottle refilling stations.

A new law would require the refilling stations to be installed in all buildings, new and old, that already have water fountains. These water refilling stations produce a high jet stream that can fit into the tops of most water bottles.

The scheme and law would have a massive environmental impact as a huge proportion of landfill waste comes from plastic water bottles which are bought in vast quantities, quickly used up and then disposed of.

water purification scheme san francisco

A new water purification scheme is taking place in San Francisco to replace bottled water.

By providing easy access refill stations around the city of San Francisco, there would be no excuse for not reusing water bottles, and in the process making sizeable savings on purchases of Evian, Perrier and other bottled water brands.

David Chiu, the driving force behind the water bottle law, said: “This will make it easier for San Franciscans to reuse water containers and stop using plastic water bottles which are bad for the environment.”

By having special water bottle refilling stations it also eliminates the worries about germs, and the long waiting times for some drinking water fountains. A trial at Pennsylvania State University showed a reduction in the use of plastic water bottles, and demonstrated that students were more receptive to them than drinking water fountains.

Chiu called for locals to stop using plastic water bottles when cheap tap water (which is scientifically proven to be just as clean as bottled water due to the greater regulation it has to undergo) is available.

But if you want to ensure the quality of the drinking water from your tap, contact Aquatec today. We can provide you with a scientifically advanced water purification process that is unique to the brand, with the ability to purify your household water to degrees only dreamt of by your water supply company.

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5 Reasons to Buy a Water Purification System

Posted on: July 9th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

With water becoming an important, and increasingly scarce, commodity around the world, we are always looking at ways of getting the most out of it.

To do so we must get the full benefit of our water, and the easiest way to do this is to make sure it is pure. Less energy is used to heat pure, soft water than hard water, and therefore water purifiers filters allow you to get the most out of your water. Here are 5 benefits to using a water purification system in your home.

1) Health

A water purifier filter removes all the nasty contaminants from your water, such as chlorine, lead, mercury, iron and hydrogen sulphide. It filters these and other impurities, as well as replacing naturally occurring electrolytes which are taken out at the water treatment stage. The result is drinking water purified to such a degree that even a new born baby could drink it.

2) Limescale Prevention

Water Purification systems, such as those used by Aquatec Bristol, guarantee to remove all the limescale from your kettle within a matter of weeks. By also descaling your home appliances they ensure that vital equipment such as washing machines and dishwashers can work efficiently.

Reasons to Buy a Water Purification System

Buying a water purification system allows you to drink pure water.

3) Water Softening

Hard water has been proven to have a bad effect on the environment as we use more chemicals to combat its effects. They include using more washing powder, dishwashing powder, bleaches and sprays. By softening water you are protecting your health, the environment and also saving money.

4) Cost Savings

Water purification systems have been shown to reduce energy costs by as much as 40%. If you are not using a water purification system then you could quite literally be flushing money down the drain. Carry out a free water test and evaluate whether you need a water filter, and which one is right for your home.

5) Positive Changes in Skin Conditions

Some users of water purification systems have reported improvements in skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. This is thought to be because hard water aggravates already sensitive skin. Why not see for yourself whether softening water can make a big difference to your life?

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MPs Act to Safeguard Pure Water Supplies

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Despite the fact that Britain is braced for torrential rain, UK ministers have called for more care over safeguarding our water supplies.

Not only do we use vast quantities of water, but the water supply infrastructure is poorly managed with thousands of tonnes of water being wasted every year through leakage and contamination.
And with the country suffering a bad drought in the first quarter of this year many rivers are running dry.

The expected heavy rains are a case in point; when sewage systems are overloaded they overflow and cause our supplies of pure water in reservoirs to become contaminated.

pure water uk reservoir

UK reservoirs are struggling to cope with the demand for pure water.

Combined with the fact that England has just had a hose pipe ban in place, it is unsurprising that Ministers have called for an urgent safeguarding of water resources.

This will involve the use of water meters to conform to targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The targets aim to combat the negative effects of population growth and climate change on our supplies of pure water. An independent review has recommended 80% of households have water meters by 2020.

Shadow water minister Gavin Shuker said: “We all know what must be done to secure our water supply and keep bills low: greater efficiency, competition for business customers, better infrastructure and changes to prevent the harmful abstraction of our rivers.”

Future plans are afoot to improve the competition at least, with the introduction of a water bill which will allow every business and public sector body in England to switch their water and sewerage supplier.

If you are worried about the quality of water in your home, contact Aquatec Bristol today. We specialise in home water purification systems which allow you to make the most of this precious commodity by ensuring access to pure water.

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