Getting clean, safe drinking water for a cottage or rural property often means having a quality water filtration system in place.
While this frees you from the need to constantly carry full and empty jugs, it does also mean changing filters as needed. Depending on the size and usage of the system, multiple filter cartridges may need changing several times a year as they become clogged with sand and sediment.
However, there is a solution that can save you both time and money, explains Eric Dube from Water Depot.
“A backwashable filter system removes sediment from the incoming water and will regenerate every few days to ensure your water is free from any sand or silt,” he says. “It’s basically like a filter that cleans itself.”
The backwashable system is a fantastic option for properties which see very high dirt loads, causing the filters to frequently plug up. As well as providing the self-cleaning advantages, the system decreases pressure changes while maintaining strong and clean water flow.
Eric and his partner Nicole Blanchet own Water Depot locations in Bracebridge, Barrie, Wasaga Beach, and Parry Sound. Their team of clean water experts excel at finding customized solutions for all their clients.
While the backwashable filter system is good for some cottages and homes, others that require fewer cartridge changes can do with a typical filtration product. In either case, it should be part of a full clean-water system.
This might include UV lights, and equipment which targets the removal of tannins (decomposed organic materials) and sediments, which cause the water to be yellow.
Water Depot offers no-charge, on-site inspections, and water analysis to give cottagers an extensive report on what they do and don’t need to achieve safe drinking water at their property.
“To get the best results, it is vital to have a properly installed water treatment system designed for your property,” recommends Eric. “Your system should be one that will treat the problems you have, and not attempt to treat problems that you don’t have.”
Setting up a preventative maintenance schedule to test and inspect equipment, and replace components like UV bulbs as necessary, ensures their clients always have plenty of superb water.
“It’s all about making sure you have clean and safe drinking water at your home or cottage,” says Eric. “If something is needed, we’ll let you know.”
No matter your system, regular maintenance will ensure you have clean, potable water for years to come.
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN